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3 Saints that may benefit from a Jameis Winston-led offense

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Emmanuel Sanders

The same idea is true for Emmanuel Sanders.

Not involved much in 2020, Sanders should only be a more impactful player in 2021. He does have to survive free agency though as he could be a cap casualty with the stepping up of Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris.

Assuming he’s back on the roster, Sanders has showcased elite explosiveness before. He is getting older, so there’s that to take into consideration as well. As for Winston and Sanders, you don’t need to look any further than when Winston was in Tampa Bay.

A Pro Bowler in 2019, the explosive Godwin, who isn’t necessarily a premier deep threat, went for over 1,300 yards. He had career highs across the board, and while that may not be the same for Sanders, having a solid second option should benefit the offense.

The main person that would see an uptick in usage would be Sanders. Considering he’s the quick second option like Godwin was, it makes sense to compare the two even though Michael Thomas would still get a bulk of the workload even with Winston leading the charge.