1. Jameis Winston
The obvious choice for No. 1 on this list is Jameis Winston, who will be under center and starting at quarterback for the first time since he was with the Buccaneers in 2019.
This is a big moment for Winston and while he’s allowed to struggle a bit considering the circumstances, a good performance from the former No. 1 overall pick would go a long way in ensuring his place as the Saints quarterback.
It won’t be an easy task for Winston, as he’ll get a good Packers secondary in Week 1 and won’t even get to play in front of New Orleans due to the relocation. That’s yet another tricky aspect to Winston’s first start as a member of the Saints.
Winston was never shy about airing out the pigskin and that’s what Sean Payton was missing with Drew Brees in recent years. With Alvin Kamara on the roster, however, look for Winston to throw a lot of screen passes and let his running back do a bulk of the work, which is a luxury he didn’t have in Tampa.
A good performance by Winston on Sunday would silence a lot of naysayers… for a week at least.