The New Orleans Saints signed both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston this offseason in a bid to find the successor to the Drew Brees era in NOLA. And Cam Jordan chose not to comment on the upcoming battle.
Taysom Hill restructured his contract to include 4 automatically voiding years at $140M. This may sound like a big deal, but in reality, Taysom didn’t get any new money and this move was purely for the Saints to come under the salary cap.
Jameis on the other hand signed a new 1 year $12M contract. Neither of these contracts are great for the players. What’s great, however, is the opportunity to become Drew Brees’ heir and play for one of the best rosters in the league, under one of the league’s greatest offensive minds in HC Sean Payton.
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) March 15, 2021
Cam Jordan says that the QB competition is beyond his pay grade
During an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan noted that both have a decent case on paper to become the club’s next QB1.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about who’s going to put us in the best position of winning,” Jordan said. “I do know that we have a baller in Jameis Winston, a guy who you know can release that thing in the air.”
“It’s bombs-headed Jameis way — you know he’s going to take deep shots, he’s going to take a lot of deep throws. And at the same time, he’s had a year under Sean [Payton’s] tutelage and watching Drew Brees. So he’s only going to get better, in my mind.
“Then you talk about Taysom, and you know after last year we went 3-1 with him, so we know we can win at a high clip with him. And it’s going to be fun and interesting to see who ends up being the lead quarterback — if that is such a discussion. It’s beyond my pay grade. And I like to say not many things are beyond my pay grade, but that is.”
Cam Jordan on the looming Saints QB 1 decision on @gmfb :
” It’s going to be fun and interesting, but it’s beyond my pay grade. And I like to say this.. (laughing)…not a lot of things are beyond my pay grade.”
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) July 13, 2021
The Saints defense was stellar in 2020, as they finished fourth in yards allowed and fifth in points allowed. So if the defense does their job, the offense will have to step up and replicate their productivity if the Saints want to capitalize on their Superbowl window.