For the primary time in 16 years, the Saints are possible going to have a brand new quarterback beneath heart when the 2021 season begins, and proper now, it isn’t clear who that quarterback goes to be. With Drew Brees anticipated to retire this offseason, the Saints may flip to somebody on their roster, they might attempt to signal somebody or they might even try to tug off a commerce.
Based on Saints star Cam Jordan, it seems the Saints are going with Choice 1. It seems Sean Payton has already determined who the following beginning quarterback goes to be and through a current interview on “The Nice Dane” Podcast with Morten Andersen, Jordan revealed the title of that participant.
The topic got here up when Andersen requested Jordan if Taysom Hill could be the group’s subsequent beginning quarterback.
“Jameis Winston up subsequent, I imagine, is what Sean Payton stated,” Jordan stated.
Not solely did Jordan level out that Winston would possible be the following beginning quarterback, however he additionally added Payton has been sort of hinting at all of it offseason. The Saints coach has carried out a number of interviews over the previous month and in most of these interviews, he spent some critical time speaking about how excited he could be to have Winston on the roster, although the quarterback is at present set to be a free agent on March 17.
“Sean would not say he is ‘combating for Jameis to be again’ if our objective was to have Taysom,” Jordan stated.
That being stated, it ought to in all probability be famous that Jordan concluded the quarterback dialogue by stating that Payton may find yourself going any route and that the quarterback determination is “past my pay grade.”
Talking of Payton, he positively did have some glowing phrases for Winston when he was requested concerning the quarterback throughout the week main as much as the Tremendous Bowl.
“We had a yr with him. He was unbelievable as a pacesetter,” Payton stated, by way of ESPN.com. “He is bought super arm expertise. He is a younger prospect that we like rather a lot. When you might have a participant for a season, he is sort of providing you with an opportunity to see what he is about, and there is a little little bit of an audition there. However the identical audition takes place for us. He is getting an opportunity to see, ‘Hey, that is how they do it right here. Does this match me? Does this head coach, this place coach? Is that this a spot I really feel comfy enjoying?'”
If I am Hill and I heard my head coach say these issues concerning the different man, I might assume the opposite man goes to be the starter.
In fact, there’s at all times an opportunity that neither of these guys find yourself because the Saints’ beginning quarterback in 2021 and that is as a result of there’s nonetheless a small chance that Brees returns. The 42-year-old nonetheless hasn’t introduced his retirement, which suggests he may nonetheless be mulling issues over, so we will not fully rule out a Brees return. Additionally, if you happen to’re searching for a dark-horse candidate to be the Saints starter, let’s go forward and throw Russell Wilson’s title on the market.
There’s been some critical friction between Wilson and the Seahawks this offseason, and in accordance with The Athletic, Wilson’s camp went to Seattle’s entrance workplace and “broached” the concept of a possible commerce and one of many 4 groups that was talked about as a touchdown spot was the Saints. For extra on that scenario, remember to click on right here.