3 realistic goals for Saints QB Jameis Winston in 2022

Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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2. Throw the least amount of interceptions in his career

When people say the name Jameis Winston the first thing that will come to someone’s mind is his 30 interception season, or they may say he is a turnover machine. But throughout Winston’s career, he has not thrown as many interceptions as people think.

If you eliminate the 30 interception season, Winston has averaged 14 Interceptions per season, which is not bad if you look at the grand scheme of things. Also, Winston played for a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that did not emphasize the running game.

Throughout NFL history, defensive coaches who become head coaches like to have a physical running game to match their passing game. Coaches like Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, and Mike Tomlin, to name a few. That means that with defensive-minded Dennis Allen taking over, Winston will have a quality running game.

Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram will take some of the pressure off Winston to feel he has to throw the ball 35 to 40 times a game for the team to win. I look for the Saints to have a balanced attack in 2022, which will give Winston fewer opportunities to throw the football in harm’s way.

I also see Winston making decisions with the football. Last season he worked on not taking so many risks and taking what the defense gave him at times. If Winston can continue to improve in that category, he will have his best season ever securing the football.