Jameis Winston is returning for his third year with the New Orleans Saints. He should be able to torch these three teams when he takes the field against them.
In the 2020 offseason, the New Orleans Saints signed Jameis Winston, who they were all too familiar with having played him two times a year since he entered the league as the Buccaneers’ No. 1 pick in 2015.
Winston was the backup behind Drew Brees but surprisingly, when Brees was injured, Winston didn’t get the nod to go into the game. Rather, Taysom Hill got those starts, so by the time the 2020 season came to an end, Winston hadn’t seen much playing time.
He re-signed with the team in 2021 and won the starting job over Hill and started seven games before getting injured and missing the rest of the year. Winston cut back on the interceptions, throwing just three in seven games while tossing 14 touchdowns (five of which came in Week 1).
Winston is back once again and the expectation this time is that he and this Saints team are going to contend for a playoff spot. With that in mind, who can the former No. 1 overall pick torch with his arm in the 2022 season?
All stats and rankings courtesy of Pro Football Reference
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers have a good pass rush but their secondary could hold them back in 2022. Yes, they have Minkah Fitzpatrick but the rest of the group isn’t ferocious whatsoever.
What Pittsburgh’s secondary does have that the other two squads on this list don’t have, however, is that they have a very veteran-heavy group. Fitzpatrick has obviously been in the league for a number of years but so have Terrell Edmunds, Cameron Sutton, Levi Wallace, and Ahkello Witherspoon, all of whom will be leading the way in the Steel City.
The Saints head to Pittsburgh in Week 10 in what should be a game where Winston can dominate the stat sheet.