The Saints are reportedly close to signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. The Heisman Trophy winner out of Florida State led the NFL in passing yards and threw 33 touchdowns last season, but he was intercepted a league-high 30 times. Winston had LASIK surgery in the offseason.
Winston would fill the role Teddy Bridgewater had with the Black and Gold. While Taysom Hill would continue to play a variety of positions. The Saints value Hill’s versatility and signed him to a two-year contract reportedly worth 21 million dollars. Hill has scored nine touchdowns over the last two seasons.
LSU tied a record by having 14 players drafted in a seven-round draft. Alabama had nine players and 63 players from the SEC were drafted. It also goes down as the most watched draft ever, with 55-million viewers over the course of three days. And NFL’s Draft a thon helped raise six-point-six million dollars to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Saints 2020 draft class consists of just four players, but the franchise believes it will be a successful class. In the first round New Orleans drafted Cesar Ruiz, a center from Michigan and then traded multiple picks to select two players in the third round, Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun and Dayton tight end Adam Trautman. G-M Mickey Loomis says it’s about the quality of the picks, not how many you made…
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The Saints traded a 2021 draft pick to the Texans to take Mississippi State Quarterback Tommy Stevens. He has a lot of athleticism and could play a Taysom Hill role for the Black and Gold.