The last time we saw Jameis Winston as an NFL starter was December 29, 2019. His day ended on the first play of overtime, throwing a 27-yard pick-six to Atlanta's Deion Jones to secure defeat for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the 624 days between his last start as a member of the Buccaneers and his first start as a member of the New Orleans Saints, a lot has changed for Winston. For starters, he got LASIK.
The New Orleans Saints had a lot of questions heading into the great unknown that is the post-Drew Brees era. Yes, this was still a Super Bowl-caliber roster, with a vaunted defense and one of the top offensive lines in the NFL.