The New Orleans Saints have a quarterback conundrum but the expectation is that Jameis Winston is the starting quarterback when the Packers come to town in Week 1. If Winston does indeed get the nod, what the Saints are getting is a quarterback with a big arm who isn’t afraid to take chances down the field.
This resulted in him throwing 30 interceptions during the 2019 season but at the same time, he threw for over 5,100 yards and 33 touchdowns. So, it wasn’t all bad in other words.
Winston is also a former No. 1 overall pick, having landed with the Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft but failing to get them to the playoffs while wearing the “C” on his jersey in Tampa. Now, Winston has a chance to prove he isn’t a bust and he can do that by
- A) Winning the starting job in New Orleans, and
- B) Making it his mission to torch defenses
Here are three teams Winston should be able to put big numbers up against this year.
Saints QB Jameis Winston can torch the Tennessee Titans in 2021.
It’s bizarre having the Titans on the schedule this year but no one else from the NFC South. The Saints and Titans are meeting up in the regular season because they won both their respective divisions and the NFC South and AFC South were chosen to face off for the extra game in 2021.
Fortunately for Winston and the Saints, Tennessee had one of the worst passing defenses last season. The Titans allowed the fourth-most passing yards in 2020 and were ranked No. 24 in total defense. While the team did add to their defense this offseason in the form of Bud Dupree and Denico Autry, it’s not going to change their defense overnight.
The Titans allowed 30 or more points in half of their regular-season games last season and the reason their offense was so explosive was that they were typically forced to play catch up. Winston has to be licking his chops at this matchup but he’ll have to wait until Week 10. That could mean the Titans D has either steadily improved or gotten worse than it was a season ago by that point.