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4 Saints the team must build around for 2021 success

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 15: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball in for a touchdown during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 15: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball in for a touchdown during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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Jameis Winston

This is the easiest position to predict.

The New Orleans Saints have built for the last decade a team to complement Drew Brees and his playing style. With his retirement impending hopefully sooner rather than later, it looks like it is going to be Winston who will take over.

Sean Payton has been preaching that they are going to stay in-house with this decision. He has also made mention several times how much he likes Jameis Winston. However, his playstyle is very different than that of Drew Brees.

Teams usually build around the quarterback. They have running backs, receivers, and tight ends that all complement the quarterback. The entire offense is controlled by and flows through him so it makes sense that all these positions revolve around him.

Winston likes to break from the pocket and occasionally use his legs and run — something that Brees never did. Therefore the receivers will need to block better downfield. Either way, when Winston takes over this team, it will need to be built around his strengths to win.

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