Three games into Jameis Winston's 2022 campaign has taught New Orleans Saints fans a lot about the former No. 1 overall pick. He's struggled mightily during that time and has not looked like a viable option to be a franchise quarterback moving forward. However, the season is still young and Dennis Allen is clearly hoping his signal-caller figures things out.
While Winston might eventually settle down and get his team some wins, FanDuel doesn't expect the interceptions to slow down. That's why they currently have him listed with +850 odds to lead the NFL in interceptions when the 2022 season is in the books. He's tied for the second-best odds with Matthew Stafford and the only player with better odds is Justin Fields (+700).
This is obviously not a category Winston will want to see his name in as a "favorite" but it's not like this is new territory for the Saints quarterback. When he was in Tampa Bay during the 2019 season, Winston famously threw for over 30 touchdowns while also tossing 30 interceptions, giving him a true "30 for 30" kind of season.
Will Jameis Winston lead the NFL in interceptions?
Fields is the only quarterback listed with better odds to top Winston and Stafford in this category but in order to throw picks, the former Ohio State product will have to actually throw the ball more. Fields has completed just 23 passes in three games and has yet to complete more than eight passes in a game. That being said, Fields has still tossed four picks in three games.
Stafford, fresh off a Super Bowl win in the previous season, hasn't looked great so far in the 2022 season. He's tossed five picks in three games but this is also nothing new for the former No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He led the league in picks last year with 17, which is probably why he's favored to do so again this year.
As for Winston, interceptions plagued him during his time with the Buccaneers but he was proving that he could cut back on them when he started in New Orleans last year. He only made seven starts before he was injured but at that time, he'd thrown just three picks. He's already passed that total through three games with his five interceptions.
Considering the payout is a cool $850 if you bet $100, this would be a tempting bet. Winston has looked more like the Buccaneers version of himself during this young season and that means interceptions will be plentiful.