It is no secret that Jameis Winston has had a roller coaster ride of a career so far. One week he looks like a top five QB in the league while the next he looks like the defense’s most valuable player. Not to mention the off the field issues that have surrounded Jameis in the past. That is why he needed to land on a team that is solid all around. The New Orleans Saints are definitely a dream location for Winston. There is no better man in the NFL than Drew Brees. It is rare when you can say a superstar might be an even better person off the field. We all know, including Jameis, Drew is just the definition of class.
When it comes to on the field, there is no better offensive mind in the league than Sean Payton. Jameis Winston knows this. He knows that the Saints have the ability to change his career. He made the mature decision to come in to NOLA and learn about being a QB and learn about life from people who have made it all the way to the top. Winston easily could have taken more money elsewhere, but he decided to invest in his future and sacrifice the short term for the long term gain. That is one of the most mature decisions a person can make. This is a trend that should continue as he gets more acclimated in the Saints organization. In an Instagram Live regarding the Saints’ team and coaches, Jameis said, “That’s like a Harvard education in quarterback school.” He also said that he wanted to put his ego aside and the money aside and there is no better position to be in than in the same room with Drew Brees. He also described the opportunity to join Drew Brees as once in a lifetime.
With Jameis officially signing his contract today, it is safe to say, school is in session. Hold it.