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Jameis Winston: Chris Olave is “smooth as the other side of the pillow”

Chris Simms examines how Jameis Winston's game developed under Sean Payton and what he expects from the veteran quarterback under new Saints head coach Dennis Allen.

Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is still working his way back from a torn ACL and isn’t quite doing everything on the field.

But he has been able to throw with his receivers, including rookie Chris Olave. Winston’s gotten a favorable early impression of the 11th overall pick.

Smooth as the other side of the pillow,” Winston said of Olave on Thursday, via Katherine Terrell of “He can get in and out of breaks very well. Electric, and smart, man. He’s a guy that’s always asking questions. He’s a guy that wants to know how you want it, and I really respect that.”

Olave caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final year at Ohio State. Paired with Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, Olave should be a part of a strong crop of weapons for Winston in 2022.