Saints: 4 reasonable expectations for Jameis Winston in 2021

Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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The Saints’ quarterback will pass for over 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Remember, we are talking about reasonable expectations that Winston should hit not astronomical expectations that we think might happen. Obviously, when he played for Tampa Bay, he shot over these numbers for over 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in one season.

I don’t think, in his first year back starting, that Winston immediately becomes like his old self. Now, I think it is possible that he gradually comes back up to that point again, but you have to remember, he hasn’t started since 2019.

Winston is only 27 years old and will still have quality years ahead of him. If he can prove himself this year, he could be on his way to being the franchise quarterback. A 3,000-yard season will definitely be well on his way.

He doesn’t have the amount of receiving talent around him that he had in Tampa Bay, but he does have some running back talent that he didn’t have before in Alvin Kamara that he can dump down passes to very similar to Drew Brees.

We also can’t forget about Michael Thomas who can literally catch anything that is thrown at him. Between the two of them and the other talent surrounding him, Winston should be able to surpass these statistics in 2021.