And here’s the official nail in the coffin for Jameis Winston’s season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the former No. 1 overall pick has a torn ACL. There is also damage to the MCL.
He’s so much fun to cover — this just isn’t fair because we were really enjoying his bounce back.
— Arizona Sports Fan (@SportsAzFan) October 31, 2021
#Saints QB Jameis Winston does, in fact, have a torn ACL, source said after the MRI. He is out for the season. There is also damage to the MCL.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2021
Drew Brees retired following the 2020 season, which potentially leaves Taysom Hill to start Week 9’s home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Hill remains in concussion protocol, however he’s expected to clear in time for this upcoming weekend.
Trevor Siemian and Ian Book are also on the sidelines to be utilized. Will Sean Payton call for Siemian like he did for his win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers? He threw for 159 yards and a touchdown on 29 pass attempts. Payton clearly believes in the 29-year-old quarterback.
Don’t be shocked if the Saints call his number until he proves they need to look elsewhere. If I’m a betting man, which most of us are, assume Siemian is the guy until we hear otherwise.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 31, 2021