Saints’ Jameis Winston Says He’s Outworking Everyone in His Position

Published 04/21/2021, 1:58 PM EDT
TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 5: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets ready for a huddle during play against the New England Patriots on October 5, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)


Jameis Winston is looking at the biggest opportunity of his career this season. After joining the New Orleans Saints last year, Winston is getting ready to compete for the starting spot.

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Drew Brees calling time on his career has opened up the position for the first time in almost 15 years. Winston will be competing against Taysom Hill, who deputized for Brees last year.

However, Winston is confident about his chances.

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston spoke to NOLA.com about his ongoing training camp. Winston talked about being the number one draft pick a few years ago, and how everyone forgot his potential.

But now, Winston has found his confidence once again. A very motivated Winston said that he is outworking everyone at the quarterback position.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 and Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints look on from the sideline during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

“I went from being the No. 1 draft pick to being – everybody laugh at me. But guess what? I’m about that business. I’m outworking everybody at my position. I’m doing things every single day.

“Commit to the dream. Because that’s the thing, we have to go back to being little kids about this football game. Because this is a kid’s game that men play.”

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Jameis Winston ready to fight for his role

Jameis Winston is extremely fired up going into the new season. He seems ready to fight for his place as the new starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.

After sitting on the sidelines for most of last season, Winston looks ready to earn his spot as the new starting quarterback for the team. However, it isn’t going to be easy, especially given his competition for the spot has some experience in the role.

Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and quarterback Taysom Hill (7) sit together on the bench in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Taysom Hill was given the opportunity to be starting quarterback last season when Drew Brees went down with a rib injury. Hill did a good job during his time, and the Saints maintained a decent record with him on the field.

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However, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton isn’t going to grant Hill the role based on his exploits last year. He will have to earn the role, and duke it out with Winston.

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Who will be the new starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints? Both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston are adamant about earning the spot.

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However, only one of the two players can get the role. Sean Payton has a difficult decision to make come the start of the new season.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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