Saints confirm one-year deal for Jameis Winston


The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with quarterback Jameis Winston, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Winston, 26, was an unrestricted free agent after five mixed seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to begin his NFL career.

The first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Winston reached an agreement with the Saints, where he is set to compete with Taysom Hill behind Drew Brees.

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"The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent quarterback Jameis Winston," a statement read.

Winston made 72 appearances for the Buccaneers, starting 70, completing 61.3 per cent of his passes and throwing 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions.

He threw for a career-high 5,109 yards last season, including 33 TDs and 30 interceptions.

The Buccaneers have signed NFL great Tom Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots.

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