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 lead the team to another playoff berth.

The Saints have been a part of the NFC playoffs for the last couple of years at the very least. In fact, they have been a top-four seed in the NFC after winning the NFC South for the last four years in a row, even last year when the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl.

I’m not saying that I expect the Saints to win the NFC South, but I do expect them to have such a good record that they will lead off the Wild Card portion of the NFC. I looked before at projected every Saints’ game this season and had them winning 9 or 10 games.

If they win that many games, then chance are they should find their way into the playoffs again. This expectation is less about Winston and more about the quality of teammates that surround the quarterback from Tampa Bay.

With Winston at the helm of the ship, the Saints should be considered a dark horse this year as the potential of the team could be extremely high. I’m also not putting winning the NFC South out of reach. It will all depend on Winston’s performance, but I expect him not to miss the playoffs.

At the very least, if not have Super Bowl aspirations,