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 throw less than 14 interceptions.

If you were to go and tell someone that Jameis Winston was the NFL passing leader and threw for 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns, they would respond and tell you that he also threw for over 30 interceptions in that same season.

Most people remember the negative, not the positive. However, if you look at the protection that Winston had in Tampa Bay compared to the top five offensive line that the Saints have put together, Winston will have years to throw the ball.

On top of having plenty of time, Winston can use his legs like Brees couldn’t. He will be able to escape situations where Brees would have thrown the ball away or taken a sack. Because of that, I fully expect Winston to be more confident and not feel the need to get the ball out.

That will directly lead to Winston throwing for fewer interceptions. He has only thrown less than 14 interceptions in a season in one season in his career. He will do it a second time in 2021.

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Jameis Winston, who should be announced as the Saints’ next starting quarterback, is going to be in for a good season. This year, hopefully, we can expect Winston to throw for over 3,000 yards and 20 interceptions while throwing less than 14 interceptions and making his second Pro Bowl.