Saints HC Sean Payton has yet to publicly name a starting quarterback yet, but indications have been that it was just a matter of time before the Saints went with Winston over Taysom Hill, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Winston, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2015. He played out the 2019 season under the fifth-year option from his rookie contract and made a base salary of $20.922 million.
Winston signed with the Saints on a one-year, $1.1 million deal last year and returned to New Orleans on another one-year contract worth up to $12 million this past offseason.
In 2020, Winston appeared in four games for the Saints and completed 7-11 passing attempts for 75 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions.