Drew Brees set a ‘normal’ for subsequent Saints quarterback, Sean Payton says
The New Orleans Saints will enter the 2021 NFL season and not using a acquainted face beneath heart.
Quarterback Drew Brees, who spent 15 out of his 20 seasons within the NFL with New Orleans, retired on the finish of final yr as arguably the best participant in franchise historical past. A five-time All-Professional and 13-time Professional Bowler, Brees led the league in passing yards a file seven instances and in passing touchdowns a file 4 instances. Brees, the MVP of Tremendous Bowl XLIV, led the Saints to their first and solely Tremendous Bowl title in a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in 2010.
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Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill are on the prime of the Saints depth chart heading into the 2021 season. Head coach Sean Payton is but to announce both of them because the starter, however he admitted that whoever is the successor to Brees in New Orleans, may have a troublesome time filling his footwear.
“There’s somewhat little bit of a normal, and it is sort of excessive,” Payton stated Friday on “NFL Whole Entry.”
Payton continued: “I feel each of the gamers we have talked about have had the good thing about coaching, being in assembly rooms with [Brees], and seeing the day by day grind, and I feel we go from there. Clearly, there is a excessive bar for our staff… I feel each of these guys will rise to the problem. They each perceive the significance of the reps that we will have on this upcoming coaching camp.”
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Final season, Hill served as Brees’ backup and even performed in eight video games, 4 of which had been begins. He threw for 928 yards and 4 touchdowns and led the Saints to a 3-1 file.
Winston, then again, was a starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2015-19. He made 4 appearances, however solely tried 11 passes throughout his first season with the Saints.
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New Orleans introduced up Winston on a one-year deal for 2021. The Saints additionally gave Hill a one-year extension earlier within the offseason.
The staff is anticipated to report back to coaching camp someday over the last week of July.