On Friday morning, the New Orleans Saints finally decided who the team’s starting quarterback will be when the 2021 season kicks off.
Former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston and Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill have been battling in camp for the past few weeks. After a tough competition that saw both perform well – and not so well at times – the decision is in.
According to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Saints have named Jameis Winston the team’s starting quarterback. The decision came after a strong performance from Winston during the team’s second preseason game on Monday night.
After battling back and forth for weeks, Winston’s 9-of-10 for 123-yard and two touchdown performance made the decision for Sean Payton.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the news.
And there you have it. https://t.co/Ejpv0XX3KW
— Andy Holloway (@andyholloway) August 27, 2021
Fans couldn’t help but start cracking jokes about the Saints choosing the “actual quarterback” in the quarterback battle rather than the “tight end.”
Check it out.
Picking the QB over the TE in a quarterback battle is a bold move by the Saints. https://t.co/ZJ9KRT726Y
— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) August 27, 2021
Winston outshined Taysom Hill over the team’s first two preseason games and was rewarded with the starting quarterback job as a result.
He and the Saints open the season against the Green Bay Packers on September 12 at 4:25 p.m. ET.
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