Jameis Winston has reportedly had conversations with both the Saints and Colts this offseason, per NFL insider Josina Anderson.
“I still view myself as a starter in this league and that’s what I’m looking for,” Winston said.
Winston started the first seven games of the season for the Saints last year and played very well until he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints were 5-2 in Winston’s starts but won just four of the final 10 games.
Winston added that the Saints had an offer on the table earlier this offseason. It’s unclear where things stand now given New Orleans’ pursuit for Deshaun Watson.
The Saints still need a quarterback, although they are considered a contender to land Deshaun Watson in a trade with the Houston Texans.
The 28-year-old signed with the Saints on a one-year, $1.1 million deal in 2020 and returned to New Orleans on another one-year contract
He finished the season with 1,170 passing yards and 14 touchdowns with just three interceptions in seven games.