After future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement during the offseason, the Saints were left with ジェイミス・ウィンストン そして Taysom Hill as the only two viable starters heading into the 2021 シーズン.
The Saints take on the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, but Payton has aspirations of selecting the team’s starting quarterback before then. Payton told Peter King in the latest edition の “Football Morning in America” それ “the decision does weigh on me.”
昨シーズン, Hill took over for an injured Brees and led the Saints to a 3-1 record as the starting quarterback. 彼は完了しました 72.7 percent of his passes for 928 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Hill also added 457 yards on the ground with eight rushing scores.
ウィンストン, 一方, saw limited action. He completed seven of 11 に合格 75 ヤード. しかしながら, before Winston decided to sign with the Saints last season, the year prior he threw for 5,109 yards with 33 touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He did, しかしながら, lead the NFL with 30 interceptions as Tampa Bay finished with a 7-9 記録.
Payton’s decision will certainly alter the direction of the franchise moving forward.