At the end of the second quarter, Winston slung the pigskin nearly 50 yards to find Marquez Callaway in the end zone.
The score puts the Saints ahead against the Washington Football team, and it’s a highlight we could watch and re-watch forever. Take a look.
Granted, Winston’s throw didn’t have his signature look of desperation since the half was about to end anyway. Of all his wild and questionable plays, this one actually looks scripted and makes the most sense.
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston throws yet another deep TD
But Winston’s arm this game has quieted those who have criticized his low passing yardage.
The 49-yard TD is Winston’s second passing score of the game, and it’s not even his longest. He found Deonte Harris for a 72-yard touchdown earlier, and he’s been incorporating Alvin Kamara in the passing offense as well.
Through one half, Winston has gone 8-of-16 for 189 yards and just one interception.
New Orleans took a hit when Taysom Hill had to exit the field due to injury, but if Winston continues producing at this rate, the Saints can pull off an away win.
The headline could have just as easily been: “Winston throws yet another interception,” or “Winston makes the worst decision of his season so far.”
Hopefully our quarterback continues making big plays, but more importantly, making the right plays. This Hail Mary touchdown was the right one.