The New Orleans Saints all the time appeared almost definitely to return to Jameis Winston as their quarterback for 2022. However, the group was closely concerned within the pursuit of Deshaun Watson.
Winston admitted that he was a bit upset by the Saints’ public flirtation with Watson. However, he’s now grateful that the method compelled him and the Saints to have “tough conversations” about how the group views him.
“I think that was the best part of this free agency process with me is because there were a bunch of tough conversations that I had with our coaches and with people on the business side of everything,” Winston mentioned, by way of Katherine Terrell of The Athletic. “And I know if their pursuit of Deshaun didn’t happen, I would not have been able to have that growth and those conversations with people in important roles. So I’m actually thankful that everything turned out how it did because we did have to have tough conversations. We had to have conversations that probably I didn’t want to have or that they didn’t want to have. But it ended up leading to this now.”
Part of the difficulty for Winston was not simply the pursuit of Watson, however the truth that the group has a brand new head coach in Dennis Allen. Winston needed to understand how the Saints seen him and if he nonetheless had the boldness of the group’s teaching workers.
Reports persistently indicated that the Saints have been simply advantageous bringing Winston again. They owed it to themselves to see if they may land Watson, who’s a superior quarterback. When they didn’t get him, they have been advantageous going again to their secure secondary possibility. Winston appears to get that.