Who Dat Dish
Saints News

3 reasons why a Saints-Drew Brees reunion makes no sense

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
4 of 4
New Orleans Saints
Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Reason No. 1: This is Jameis Winston’s year and Dennis Allen’s era for the Saints

The Saints gave Jameis Winston a two-year contract for a reason — 2022 is his time to shine, and there’s no need for Drew Brees steal away his spotlight.

Winston’s comeback from injury will be one of the most intriguing storylines to watch this season as both he and Michael Thomas will enter a crucial prove-it year to elevate the Saints’ offense.

Mr. 30-30 showed only a few flashes of his reckless Tampa Bay self last season, kept on a short leash by then-head coach Sean Payton. Winston recorded 1170 passing yards and 14 touchdowns against three interceptions in seven games, accumulating a 5-2 record before going down with his knee injury.

In 2022, all eyes will be on Winston as well as Dennis Allen to see if the two can inject much-needed life in the Saints’ offensive squad, and unfortunately, Drew Brees doesn’t fit into their plans.

Life with Brees was nice and balmy, but there must be life after Brees, too. In order for the franchise to move forward, it has to accept that the Brees (and Payton) era is over and a new one must begin.

The changing of the quarterback guard became messy last season with Winston, Taysom Hill, Trevor Siemian, and Ian Book all taking snaps under center, but this season Winston is the clear-cut starter with Andy Dalton as his backup.

Next. Saints RB depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft. dark

Winston deserves a chance to lead the Saints to glory in his first full season, and Dennis Allen does, too. As legendary as he is, Drew Brees has no place in NOLA’s future.