3 things the Saints must do in 2022 to get back to the playoffs

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1. Jameis Winston must stay healthy

An old saying is, “A football team is only as good as its quarterback.” I’m pretty sure you could look throughout history and find exceptions, but more times than not, if you don’t have a good quarterback, you aren’t going very far.

For the Saints to make a playoff push, Jameis Winston must stay healthy.

In 2021, New Orleans was 5-2 with Jameis Winston as their starting quarterback. He was on pace to put up the best number statically of his career. He also was getting the best out of wide receivers, who some may consider mediocre.

After Winston was lost for the season, the Saints’ offense struggled. Backups Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill weren’t very effective. Even Ian Book got an opportunity to start after several Saints players did not play due to COVID-19 protocols. None of those quarterbacks were able to help the Saints’ offense. The team was ranked 28th in offensive efficiency—the worst ever under coach Sean Payton.

Winston’s return is key to the Saints’ offensive success in 2022. The team has added some much-needed firepower on offense and his ability to make all the throws will help the offense be one of the best in the league.

Winston has been working hard this offseason to rehab his ACL injury and hoping that all the hard work will pay off and lead to possible success this 2022 season. If Jameis Winston’s stats last year indicate what will happen in 2022, then there is no doubt the Saints will be marching into the postseason.

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