Fortunately, general manager Mickey Loomis said that Winston is most definitely on the team’s radar in free agency when he spoke to the media at the Combine.
This is obviously great news and it shouldn’t come as a shock. Winston hasn’t been linked to New Orleans this entire offseason for no reason. The Saints need him and he needs a team to land with for the 2022 season.
Mickey Loomis wants Jameis Winston back with the Saints.
New Orleans gave Winston a second chance after things didn’t work out for him in Tampa Bay and he’s been a team player. He backed up Drew Brees in 2020 and didn’t complain when Taysom Hill got the nod to start over him when Brees went down with an injury. When he won the job in 2021, he played well and didn’t complain about the lack of receivers he had at his disposal.
Winston’s handled everything the right way since joining the Saints and that’s why he makes perfect sense for this team moving forward. The problem is that he’s a much more attractive option in free agency now and that could make re-signing him trickier.
While it’s been trending toward Winston returning to the Big Easy, nothing is guaranteed in sports. Loomis expressing that he would like to see the former No. 1 overall pick back in the black and gold is a good sign though and hopefully, as Loomis said, “We hope we’re an option for Jameis.”
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Fingers crossed that the Saints are indeed an option for Jameis Winston.