As the New Orleans Saints continue preparing for the season ahead, all eyes will be on quarterback Jameis Winston. After last year’s unfortunate torn ACL injury, there is hope that Winston can get right back into the thick of things without missing a beat.
So far this offseason and in training camp, Winston has slowly but surely gotten back into being ready for the upcoming season. Even though he gave Saints fans across the globe quite the scare when he sprained his right foot in training camp earlier in August, things are looking up for Winston to be under center to start in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Winston has been looking sharp in training camp as of late and is even testing his scrambling outside the pocket to keep those chains moving during drills. It’s encouraging to see that he’s in the right mindset heading into his eighth NFL season.
Jameis Winston can’t wait to get back onto the field with the New Orleans Saints
In an article written by USA Today, here’s what Winston had to say about Friday’s preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers and what he’s looking forward to against the Falcons in the season opener:
"“I can’t wait to step back on the field and compete some more,” Winston said Wednesday after the Saints’ last practice before their preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday night. “One thing I know is I will not take this opportunity for granted ever again.”“I’m a different quarterback today than I was with my last game with the Saints,” Winston said. “I take a lot of pride in trying to, and preparing to, get better every single year.”"
In the grand scheme of things, this is a great sight to see of Winston. He’s in the right mindset, is performing well in training camp, and hopefully, no more injuries come his way. It’s no secret that the overall success of the Saints will definitely come from what he’s able to do week in, week out in football games that actually matter.
Either way, Winston is ready for the season ahead as the Saints try to pick up where they left off from last season but with a playoff berth instead of narrowingly missing it entirely in 2021. Hopefully, Winston will lead the charge to a memorable season of Saints football.