Jameis Winston had his best game yet as a member of the New Orleans Saints and we finally got to see him do more in this offense after Sean Payton ran a more conservative offense for the first four weeks.
Winston finished this game going 15-of-30 for 279 yards with four touchdowns and a pick. He also lost a fumble early in the game, so it was definitely a mixed bag for the former No. 1 overall pick but he persevered and help lead this team to victory.
Let’s take a look at the best and worst from Winston’s Week 5 performance.
Best from Jameis Winston
We have to go with the Hail Mary here, right?
As the first half came to a close, Jameis Winston chucked the football down the field with the hopes that one of his guys would come up with it. Well, fortunately, that’s exactly what went down.
Winston dropped back, let the football fly, and Marquez Callaway was the one holding the football when it was all said and done. That put NOLA up 20-13 at the half and they’d never relinquish the lead for the rest of the game.
Major props to Winston on this one. Not a lot of quarterbacks could confidently make this throw but Winston did it and his guy helped him out.
Worst from Jameis Winston
This is a tough choice between the bad interception thrown while targeting Taysom Hill and the fumble but ultimately, I went with the fumble. Both turnovers led to points for Washington, but the fumble led to a touchdown, which put the Football Team up 13-7.
On that fumble, Winston simply held onto the football too long. Protection was breaking down and he needed to get rid of the pigskin but he chose to keep tabs on it and paid the ultimate price.
In the future, Winston has to get better at protecting the football. That’s been the big knock on him throughout his pro career and while he’s limited the interceptions thus far, he could still be improving in this department.
What do you think was the best from Winston and what do you think was the worst from Winston in the 33-23 victory?