New Orleans Saints: Jameis Winston should make Pro Bowl, as an alternate

Jameis Winston #2, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Quarterback Jameis Winston #2 and Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints QB is just as good as most of the guys in the NFC.

Expect the members of the National Football Conference to deliver body blows to each other all season long. The Green Bay Packers aren’t going anywhere. We all learned what a ticked-off Aaron Rodgers looks like a season ago, to the tune of an MVP season by one of the best to ever do it.

Does anyone want to bet on the possibility of him being voted off of the Pro Bowl roster this season? We didn’t think so. Let’s move on.

We mentioned the Bucs. You’ve probably heard of that Tom Brady guy. You’ve probably also accepted the fact that he’ll wind up on the Pro Bowl roster as well. That leaves one more spot open at the quarterback position.

Let’s look at the conference’s four divisions. You have Jalen Hurts, Daniel Jones, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Dak Prescott battling for divisional superiority in the NFC East. Dak’s the best signal-caller there. Aaron Rodgers, in the NFC North, looks like a bully when you take into account that he gets to beat up on the likes of Andy Dalton, Jared Goff, and Kirk Cousins for six games.

Along with Jameis and Brady in the South, we get 17-game looks at Sam Darnold and Matt Ryan. Yuck! Then, there’s the NFC West, a division that gives us Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray, and what could be a season-long regular-season quarterback controversy between Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo. That’s a nice-looking group, but here’s a controversial statement if there ever was one.

Jameis can be as good as anyone on that list.