4 scapegoats if things go wrong for the Saints in 2022

Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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2. Jameis Winston

Fans have mixed feelings about Jameis Winston being the Saints’ quarterback in 2022. Some saw his 2021 performance as a sign that he had learned from his turnover-heavy days in Tampa Bay while others weren’t impressed by what he did through seven starts.

Winston finished his shortened season with 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three picks while rushing for 166 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The numbers aren’t eye-popping but considering how many turnovers he had while donning a Bucs uniform, throwing just three interceptions in seven games is pretty good.

If the Saints don’t play well this year, obviously fans are going to start pointing the finger at the former No. 1 overall pick. The quarterback gets all of the love when things are going well and all of the hate when things aren’t going smoothly and it’ll be the same story for Winston.

Winston played pretty well last year considering the lack of weapons he had at his disposal but he won’t have that excuse this year. He now has Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, Chris Olave, and Alvin Kamara to throw the ball to, so fans aren’t going to tolerate poor performances from the former Heisman Trophy winner.