The New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers will face off in Week 1 of this year’s NFL regular season. And weeks before that kickoff, the team’s two quarterbacks are already competing.
Earlier this month, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wowed fans with an incredible training camp throw — launching the ball deep downfield into a small net.
Today, Saints QB Jameis Winston one-upped that feat. From a similar distance, the former Pro Bowl quarterback perfectly dropped in two passes right behind a soccer goal.
Here are some clips of each training camp performance:
This Aaron Rodgers throw 🤯🤯
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 5, 2021
Jaboo saw the Rodgers video and had to do it twice.
(via @RealSuperNola) pic.twitter.com/f2vUcV9xK3
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) August 18, 2021
While Winston may have had the last laugh, he still has far more to prove than Rodgers.
The former backup to Drew Brees is currently locked in an intense QB battle with fellow signal caller Taysom Hill. And while Winston posted a slightly better preseason performance earlier this week, head coach Sean Payton has yet to make any definitive comments about this year’s QB1.
Going 7/12 with 96 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 17-14 loss to the Ravens, Winston’s first preseason performance wasn’t much to write home about. But, he did have a couple throws that showcased this training camp accuracy.
Jameis down the seam for a gain of 33 yards! @Jaboowins #NOvsBAL pic.twitter.com/dEng5UAvpX
— NFL (@NFL) August 15, 2021
Rodgers on the other hand is far from being in a QB battle. After a slew of offseason holdouts and front office disputes, the Packers welcomed their reigning league MVP to training camp with open arms.
Rodgers did not play in Green Bay’s 26-7 preseason opener loss on Saturday.
Whether Winston is taking reps or not, the Saints with face off against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sep. 12 for their first regular season action.
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