By Marc Lawrence — Risk Reward; it always comes down to that. The New Orleans Saints have named Jameis Winston as the first time successor in 16 years to future Hall of Fame QB Drew Brees.
With it they face a risk/reward dilemma.
The good news is Winston led the NFL is passing yards with 5,109 and was ranked 2nd in passes thrown 20 yards or more in his final season with Tampa Bay.
The bad news is he became the first QB to throw at least 30 TD passes and 30 INTs in the same season.
In the end Winston, who never saw a pass he didn’t like, threw 88 INTs and lost 23 fumbles in 70 games with the Bucs.
He now enhances the value of every Tampa Bay pass-catcher, including RB Alvin Kamara, who figures to benefit the most.
He also makes the O/U total on INTs in a Saints game a highly sought-after proposition. FYI: Winston is 28-42 SU and 30-36-4 ATS as a starter in the NFL, including 12-21-3 ATS at home and 7-14-1 ATS as a favorite