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Saints have a good O-line and a decent defence, some good offensive weapons and a great offensive coach with Brees going I get why Wilson would fancy the Saints, plus living in New Orleans can't be bad! 

He would have to play for free though given how hard up against the cap the Saints are! 

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As per Saints DE Cam Jordan Jameis Winston looks to be the Saints starter for next season

For the first time in 16 years, the Saints are likely going to have a new quarterback under center when the 2021 season starts, and right now, it's not clear who that quarterback is going to be. With Drew Brees expected to retire this offseason, the Saints could turn to someone on their roster, they could try to sign someone or they could even attempt to pull off a trade. 

According to Saints star Cam Jordan, it appears the Saints are going with Option 1. It appears Sean Payton has already decided who the next starting quarterback is going to be and during a recent interview on "The Great Dane" Podcast with Morten Andersen, Jordan revealed the name of that player. 

The subject came up when Andersen asked Jordan if Taysom Hill would be the team's next starting quarterback. 

"Jameis Winston up next, I believe, is what Sean Payton said," Jordan said. 

Not only did Jordan point out that Winston would likely be the next starting quarterback, but he also added Payton has been kind of hinting at it all offseason. The Saints coach has done multiple interviews over the past month and in most of those interviews, he spent some serious time talking about how excited he would be to have Winston on the roster, even though the quarterback is currently set to be a free agent on March 17. 

 

"Sean wouldn't say he's 'fighting for Jameis to be back' if our goal was to have Taysom," Jordan said. 

That being said, it should probably be noted that Jordan concluded the quarterback discussion by pointing out that Payton could end up going any route and that the quarterback decision is "beyond my pay grade."

Speaking of Payton, he definitely did have some glowing words for Winston when he was asked about the quarterback during the week leading up to the Super Bowl

"We had a year with him. He was fantastic as a leader," Payton said, via ESPN.com. "He's got tremendous arm talent. He's a young prospect that we like a lot. When you have a player for a season, he's kind of giving you a chance to see what he's about, and there's a little bit of an audition there. But the same audition takes place for us. He's getting a chance to see, 'Hey, this is how they do it here. Does this fit me? Does this head coach, this position coach? Is this a place I feel comfortable playing?'"

If I'm Hill and I heard my head coach say those things about the other guy, I'd assume the other guy is going to be the starter. 

Of course, there's always a chance that neither of those guys end up as the Saints' starting quarterback in 2021 and that's because there's still a small possibility that Brees returns. The 42-year-old still hasn't announced his retirement, which means he might still be mulling things over, so we can't completely rule out a Brees return. Also, if you're looking for a dark-horse candidate to be the Saints starter, let's go ahead and throw Russell Wilson's name out there. 

 

There's been some serious friction between Wilson and the Seahawks this offseason, and according to The Athletic, Wilson's camp went to Seattle's front office and "broached" the idea of a potential trade and one of the four teams that was mentioned as a landing spot was the Saints. For more on that situation, be sure to click here.

 



 

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Washington expected to part ways with Alex Smith in next few days with a post 1 June designation.  Team will make roughly $19m in cap space.  

What a story, but it had to be done.  😥

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JJ was worth a shot. He might be made of plastic forks though these days

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Jones and Watt on the same DL? Eep. 

ETA: In other news...

 

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3 hours ago, The Golden God said:

Bad deal for the cards. He’s past it and they’re paying him a fortune. He’s also a complete c**t.

I disagree (but then, I would!). I think that, opposite Jones, we'll see him in double digit sacks again. It's certainly going to be fun to watch.

Interestingly, it seems that other teams were offering him more cash.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Boo Khaki said:

Guess JJ isn't as bothered about winning a ring as the media was implying then

 

4 hours ago, Antiochas III said:

Nope.  Guaranteed $s seem to be his thing. 

Totally these 2 posts for me on Watt's chosen destination. Pretty sad that tens of millions in the bank seems to be the preferred option. 

If his demands had been suitable he could've gone to more of a contender now than Arizona and that's no disrespect to them. Throw in playing for a Kingsbury coached team and the fact he'll be playing 6 times in probably the toughest Division in all of the NFL make it a no from my point of view. 

For me Arizona could've spent this money on the other side of the ball to help the team more than an aging Watt.

Time will tell. 

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4 hours ago, peasy23 said:

Kyle Rudolph a free agent after leaving the Vikings.

I'd like him in Washington.  Seems to be the type of player WFT are after.  A leader on and off the park, and would also work well with Logan Thomas I think.  

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Golden Tate released by the Giants, saves us around 6 million in cap space. He’s been a bit of a disaster, on and off the field 

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Kyle Van Noy released by Miami one year into a four year deal. He cost the Dolphins $15 million for one season :lol:

Could this be the Fins freeing up cap space with a view to trading for Watson and sending Tagovailoa to Houston as part of the deal?

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Lions have added WR Tyrell Williams on a one year deal with a base of $4.7 million potentially rising to $6.2 million. Was previously with the Raiders having joined hem in 2019 but missed all of last season with a torn labrum. The move reunites him with Lions OC Anthony Lynn who was his HC for two seasons at the Chargers.

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2 hours ago, GNU_Linux said:

Lions have added WR Tyrell Williams on a one year deal with a base of $4.7 million potentially rising to $6.2 million. Was previously with the Raiders having joined hem in 2019 but missed all of last season with a torn labrum. The move reunites him with Lions OC Anthony Lynn who was his HC for two seasons at the Chargers.

5 TDs in his first 5 games in 2019 with us, then limped about the field for the rest of the season. And then as you said he missed all of 2020.

That’s a very good deal if he can stay healthy. Appears to be a very big “if” these days, though.

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On 25/02/2021 at 15:34, Brummie Clyde said:

Lots of teams have enquired about Russell Wilson, who is cheesed off with the Seahawks hovering bothering with an OLine

The Seahawks aren't trading Wilson.

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On 02/03/2021 at 06:26, Boo Khaki said:

Guess JJ isn't as bothered about winning a ring as the media was implying then.

This was my initial thought. If he really wanted to win a ring, he wouldn't have gone to the Cardinals. Anyway, he has maybe 2 years left if he can stay healthy, and that's a big if.

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