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Jameis Winston answers the call in Saints opening drive vs Jags

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) - Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) - Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Saints are in the midst of a showdown against the Jaguars in their second preseason game and Jameis Winston had the start this week. He and Taysom Hill have been taking turns with who gets to run with the 1s and who runs with the 2s and it was Winston’s time to shine this week.

Winston proved himself during his first series as the Saints’ starter by going a perfect 4-for-4 for 66 yards and a beauty of a touchdown to Marquez Callaway. The throw and catch were a thing of beauty and it put the Saints up 7-0 early in the game.

There’s been pressure on Winston all offseason long, especially with him not distancing himself from Taysom Hill in the quarterback competition. He had a touchdown last week against the Ravens but also threw an interception, which is what has ailed him in seasons past.

Jameis Winston wowed everyone on his first series as Saints starter

This start for Winston will go a long way for him in the quarterback battle. He was firing on all cylinders, hitting Juwan Johnson on a big gain for a first down and then connecting with Callaway down the field on that great touchdown pass.

He then had another impressive throw to Callaway to give him two touchdowns on the night. It was a stellar start for Winston and everyone around the league should be taking notice.

Will this be enough to land Winston the starting job for the New Orleans Saints?

We’ll have to see if he continues to thrive in the third and final preseason game (assuming that he plays) and what all Hill has to offer in response to Winston’s stellar play.

For now, however, Jameis Winston has silenced the doubters at least for now.

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