4 reasons why the Saints get very little respect from the national sports media

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen - Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
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1. Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston is one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks in the NFL but he is also one of the most criticized as well. There isn’t a sports show or sports article that has not mentioned Jameis Winston’s infamous 2019 season where he threw 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. This is a moment in time that continues to hang over Winston’s head and is something he can’t seem to shake.

The majority of national sports media does not believe in Jameis Winston and it is the reason why most pundits choose to pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the NFC South in 2022. Yes, the Saints drafted Chris Olave. Yes, they signed Tyrann Matthieu and Jarvis Landry, but they still have Jameis Winston as their quarterback.

It is a bit unfair to hold one season over the head of a player. Since then, Winston has improved his quarterback play. In 2021 he threw 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions and was on pace to have one of his best seasons statically, but his season was cut short when he tore his ACL in Week 8.

Anyone will tell you that it is a quarterback-driven league. Your team goes as far as your quarterback can take you.

The media doesn’t think Winston can take the Saints very far which means it’s pointless to praise them for any offseason moves they make. Winston has all the tools to be mentioned among the top signal-callers in the game.

The National sports media may indeed realize Winston’s talents but, unfortunately, in the eyes of many he will forever be “Mr. 30 for 30.”

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