Jameis Winston continues to prove himself for the New Orleans Saints
By Bob Garcia
The quarterback’s performance this past Sunday was just what the Saints needed
Making a decision on who was going to be the quarterback for this season was not an easy task for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. The departure of Drew Brees was a bitter pill to swallow; however, it appears that Payton’s choice has been a wise one.
The confidence placed in Jameis Winston has been elevated after Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team, when he threw the longest pass of his career for a 72-yard touchdown, turned the ball over twice, and then completed a 48-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass. All of this was accomplished in the first half of the game alone, proving that Winston has what it takes to satisfy his team and fans.
With no time left on the clock, it was wide receiver Marquez Callaway who made the catch on Winston’s Hail Mary, which gave the team a 20-13 first-half lead. Callaway’s leap was timed perfectly for a clean catch even though he was in the middle of a sea of bodies in the end zone.
While Hail Marys are a staple of the team’s practices, Callaway said this is the first time he’s ever made this catch. During these situations, it has been noted how Winston throws to a specific spot and not to a receiver as such. Usually, Callaway’s job is to be in the back of the throw, but he got to the end zone first because other receivers couldn’t get over the line.
“First one down there jump, and everybody else plays off you,” said Callaway, who admitted that he might have broken the rules once he saw the ball tracking toward him. “In the heat of the game, if I see the ball, I’m gonna attack it. I don’t care if I’m jumping over my teammate, the defender. And if we miss it, it’s just, ‘We’ll get ’em next time,’ and I can get yelled at by [Saints coach] Sean Payton.”