Many New Orleans Saints fans desperately hope the team re-signs Jameis Winston given that he’s spent the past two years with the team and looked decent before getting injured in Week 8 and missing the rest of the season. They’re also hoping the team can land Matt Corral in the first round of the draft.
Well, Sayre Bedinger of NFL Spin Zone has the Saints landing both of these guys for the 2022 season. Bedinger predicted every quarterback for all 32 teams in 2022 and for the Saints, it was both Winston and Corral.
"The Saints won’t be able to shove all their chips in the middle of the Jameis Winston table, however. They are going to need a contingency and maybe an expensive one in terms of draft capital.Although Matt Corral is also coming off of an injury, I like the idea of the Ole Miss starter going to the Saints and giving them a playmaker at the position.Corral was put in some really favorable positions by the Ole Miss coaching staff but his talent is translatable with some time to develop."
Jameis Winston and Matt Corral as the Saints QBs in 2022?
I don’t know about the rest of you but I’d be perfectly fine with seeing this happen.
Winston presents the best option for New Orleans at the quarterback position right now given that he has spent time with the organization and he’s the best free-agent option available. The problem, however, is just that. Teams are going to throw more money at Winston than the Saints will be able to afford. Does he return on loyalty alone or take the money and run?
Corral, on the other hand, might be available when the Saints are on the clock at pick No. 18. Sometimes he’s considered a top-15 pick but he’s fallen to New Orleans in several mock drafts over the past month or so.
Corral threw for 3,343 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five picks but was elusive with his legs, picking up another 614 yards and 11 scores on the ground. It’s that kind of versatility that has attracted fans to Corral but the kid might not some time to adjust before getting thrown to the wolves and that’s where Winston could come into play.
Winston might not like the idea of serving as a mentor but the Saints gave him a chance when no one else did. Hopefully, there’s still some loyalty there and he can play quarterback for the team in 2022 and then either be traded or sign elsewhere depending on the contract he signs.
What do you think of this idea, Saints fans?