So, what’s the verdict? Are the Saints going to be okay with Winston?
Generally, as I’m writing an article, the answers come to me. However, I feel no sense of clarity at the moment, which speaks to the emotional roller coaster that Winston under center will do to you.
Winston is a much different quarterback than Brees, so Payton will have to craft a much different offense. They’ll be far less efficient.
At the same time, they should also be far more explosive, and there is enough talent on both sides of the ball for them to continue to compete in a “free-for-all” NFC. An easy schedule coming up certainly helps.
Mostly, though, I am excited to see Winston perform. This is his last chance to prove he can be a starter in this league.
If he falters, he may have to settle for being a backup quarterback for the rest of his career. If he succeeds, however, he not only will likely draw interest from multiple teams, but he may even be the Saints’ starting quarterback next year!
It is safe to say that there is plenty of intrigue regarding Winston replacing Brees. There isn’t any way to know how it goes, but this is a time for the Saints to once again show what life after Brees will look like.
Buckle up, folks!