Saints: Top 3 moments from win against the San Francisco 49ers
Jameis Winston makes debut (in meaningful snaps) as Saints’ quarterback
There has been much debate over who, Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston, is the true No. 2 quarterback. When the team let Bridgewater go, Hill was arguably the next man up. Then the team signed ex-Buccaneer Jameis Winston. Even after, people still thought Hill was the backup to Brees.
Drew Brees took a bad hit at the end of the second quarter injuring his ribs. He came out into the third quarter and didn’t play the entire second half. In his place, Jameis Winston was Sean Payton’s next man up, not Taysom Hill.
In the two quarters that he played, Winston threw 6/10 on passes for 63 yards. He also took two sacks, but his “debut” as a Saint was definitely a good one. The debate should be officially closed now that we have seen Winston handle all the backup work.
Moments like these are what make being a Saints’ fan fun. Seeing the black and gold go out and win a sixth straight keeping a streak alive. Guys stepping up and playing above what they have been. That’s what it means to be New Orleans.