Quarterback Jameis Winston is formally heading to the New Orleans Saints after reaching a one-year deal Tuesday, the staff introduced.
The deal has a base worth of $1.1 million, a supply advised SCN Discipline Jason Slack, with a wage of $952,000 and a signing bonus of $148,000. Winston can earn $3.4 million in incentives.
Winston, 26, is hoping to expertise the identical kind of profession revival in New Orleans that Teddy Bridgewater did underneath the tutelage of coach Sean Payton and beginning quarterback Drew Brees.
The No. 1 general choose within the 2015 NFL draft, Winston was displaced in Tampa Bay when the Buccaneers signed Tom Brady final month. Though Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards in 2019, he additionally grew to become the primary quarterback in league historical past to throw for at the very least 30 landing passes and 30 interceptions in the identical season.
“Being part of the New Orleans Saints — being a component with Drew Brees, Taysom Hill, Sean Payton, coach Joe Lombardi, coach Pete Carmichael Jr. — when you consider that room, that is like a Harvard training in quarterback faculty,” Winston mentioned Tuesday throughout an look on “Chalk Speak” with Charlie Ward on Instagram Dwell. “So I needed to place my ego apart — put the cash to the facet — to consider my household, take into consideration my profession.
“And there was no higher place than to be in the identical room with somebody that I’ve actually appeared as much as, that I’ve admired since I have been enjoying this recreation, in Drew Brees.”