New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a horrific knee injury in the Saints’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. He was carted off the field after an awkward fall while being tackled. He may miss the rest of the season.
After the game, Saints coach Sean Payton addressed the injury. He said the prognosis didn’t look good. Ian Rappaport tweeted that it could be bad enough to end the quarterback’s season.
“#Saints coach Sean Payton describes the knee injury for QB Jameis Winston as “significant.” A potentially season-ending situation for the starter.”
At halftime during the Sunday Night Football broadcast, Saints legend Drew Brees addressed talk that was swirling about his potential return to the game. Brees immediately and clearly shot down the rumors. He said he plans to be a part of the broadcast of this weekend’s Notre Dame football game.
Winston has proved himself an efficient replacement for Brees. After beating out Taysom Hill for the starting job, he’s amassed 1,170 yards through the air with 14 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions. His QB rating of 102.8 places him tenth in the league, only trailing a list that includes several future Hall of Famers such as Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
The Saints have had horrible luck with quarterbacks this year. Backup Taysom Hill is out with a concussion. He may be able to sneak back into the lineup for week 9 against Atlanta. If Hill can’t go, the offense will be in the hands of journeyman backup Trevor Siemian.
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