Last season, Saints quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL. He has been cleared to participate in the team’s 2022 Organized Team Activities, which is what he has been doing.
However, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.football is noticing a visible limp from Winston.
The 28-year-old missed the final 10 games of the 2021 season while rehabbing from the knee injury. He acknowledged his situation in November.
“It got to the point where I was like, I got to get off this couch! Like, there’s no way I can stay on this couch,” Winston added. “Going to rehab, coming back, sitting on the couch, icing and then going to sleep on the couch, it was like, No, I didn’t live my life to live on my parents’ couch.”
Winston was a free agent this offseason, but he landed a two-year, $28 million deal in March to return to New Orleans.
“I kind of like that back-against-the-wall mentality,” Winston said. “It’s being in the dungeon by yourself and just coming out of it when you’re ready—when you’re ready to declare to this world that you’ve been doing the work in silence.”
The 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick played well when on the field last season, totaling 1,170 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions.