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POLL: Grade the Jameis Winston signing

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What grade would you give the Saints for signing Jameis Winston?

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Now that the details surrounding Jameis Winston’s new one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints have been released, it’s time to get our feelings in order about the move.

Winston’s reported $1.1 million dollar salary he’s signed for to back up Drew Brees and the Saints means he is making less than the likes of:

  • C.J. Beathard
  • DeShone Kizer
  • Chad Henne
  • Jeff Driskel
  • Ryan Griffin
  • Chase Daniel
  • Nate Sudfeld
  • Matt Barkley
  • Nathan Peterman
  • Cooper Rush
  • Colt McCoy
  • Matt Schaub
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Case Keenum
  • A.J. McCarron
  • Marcus Mariota

Yeah, that’s a fun list, but are you ready for a fun fact?

Jameis Winston’s 5,109 passing yards in 2019, is only 450 passing yards less than the total combined passing yards from the entire group above in 2019? And while Jameis is “only” making $1.1 million dollars, in 2020, the group above combines to make $40.4 million for only 450 more 2019 passing yards.

It’s not often a quarterback leads the NFL in passing yards and then signs on to become a backup for another team the following season, let alone for such a low salary.

With all of that taken into account, what grade would you give the signing? Vote in the poll.

Poll

What grade would you give the Jameis Winston signing?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    A
    (345 votes)
  • 17%
    B
    (90 votes)
  • 6%
    C
    (32 votes)
  • 3%
    D
    (18 votes)
  • 5%
    F
    (28 votes)
513 votes total Vote Now

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