As training camp approaches, fans' attention moves from the moves of the offseason to the season ahead.
For New Orleans Saints fans, that means bracing themselves for the biggest change they've seen in years — playing without Drew Brees at the center of the offense.
Brees' retirement didn't exactly come as a surprise, however, and that's why the Saints were well prepared with both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston hoping to take over the starting QB duties.
In his yearly QB rankings, NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms has made his thoughts on the Saints' QB situation clear. He says Taysom Hill is a better quarterback than Jameis Winston.
This comes as a big surprise considering Hill's value for the Saints has largely come from his versatility, not his abilities as a passer. He did have a fine year throwing the ball in 2020, completing 72.2% of his passes for 928 yards with 4 touchdowns, but he also added 2 interceptions and was sacked 14 times.
Winston only threw 11 passes for the Saints in 2020, but he did throw for a league-high 5,109 yards with 33 touchdowns (though also with 30 interceptions) in 2019.
Overall, Winston has averaged 6.30 adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) over his NFL career, while Hill has averaged just 5.95. Pro Football Focus also gave Winston an overall grade of 68.4 in his last full season — right in line with Hill's 68.6 from 2020.
The Saints have not yet named a starting quarterback for the 2021 season, but Simms seems to think that Hill should get the nod.
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