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8 free agents that could make the Saints a superteam in 2021

Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jameis Winston

This one feels obvious, but although Drew Brees has been working out at high levels, the Saints should still be heavily pursuing Jameis Winston.

It still feels likely that Brees will hang up the cleats for good, and when he does, the Saints will need an option that doesn’t include completely blowing their entire infrastructure up for Russell Wilson.

While Winston didn’t get many snaps with the team in 2020, it was clear that, after his league-high 5,109 yards two seasons ago, the talent and arm strength are there. Although he had 30 picks, Sean Payton should be able to get his turnovers in check.

Winston may be one of the top-ten quarterbacks in the league like Brees perennially was, he does give elite upside and enough promise to give the team playoff aspirations. If Winston corrects his turnover issues, he could crack that top-ten mark.

It’d be an intriguing season for Winston if he’s named the Saints starter (Taysom Hill is the team’s only contracted quarterback), and currently a free agent, the Saints need to get him back in the organization for at least one more season.

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