Jameis Winston has beaten out Taysom Hill for the starting quarterback job in New Orleans, according to multiple reports.
The Saints host the Packers in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL regular season and in that contest will look to avenge a 37-30 loss to Green Bay on Sunday Night Football last year.
Winston, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, spent the 2020 NFL season watching Saints QB and future Hall of Famer Drew Brees from the sideline. He re-signed with the Saints in the 2021 NFL offseason knowing he would be competing with Hill to be named Brees' eventual successor.
Winston has enjoyed a strong 2021 NFL preseason, including an impressive performance during Monday night’s preseason win over the Jaguars.
In his last season as an NFL starter in 2019, Winston threw for a NFL-best 5,109 passing yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Additionally, Winston's 33 touchdown passes were good enough for second-best in the league that season, trailing only NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.
Despite those career-highs, he also led the league with 30 interceptions in the 2019 NFL season.