Jameis Winston makes bold claim: I'm a championship-caliber starting QB in NFL

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Jameis Winston makes bold claim: I'm a championship-caliber starting QB in NFL

Jameis Winston believes he is "a championship-caliber starting quarterback" in the NFL when healthy. Winston, the first overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, is currently a backup quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. This offseason, the Saints signed Derek Carr to be their new starting quarterback.

After signing Carr, the Saints asked Winston to have his deal restructured. Winston, who signed a two-year deal with the Saints in 2022, accepted and that's why he will be with the Saints for another season. Winston came to the Saints three years ago and he didn't manage to do enough to convince the Saints he should be their starting quarterback.

Winston on why he returned to the Saints

“First, I love this city. In all of my professional career, I’ve never felt so culturally in tune with a fan base. The Saints fans that I’ve met have been incredible.

Y’all have made me and my family feel at home. That is why last season was so disappointing to me. I want to see this team and city succeed. I know great things are ahead for this team, and this city! I was led here by the spirit that’s why I would never run away from this new challenge.

The things that led me here are still here. A stable organization, a championship caliber team, and a great fan base. This year’s team like last year’s team is built to win a Super Bowl. Let there be no doubt, I am still a championship caliber starting quarterback in this league.

However, getting healthy and staying healthy is my number one priority and I have suffered three devastating injuries over the last two years. I need to stay healthy to assist this team in getting to where we want to go. Most importantly, I need to stay healthy to get me where I want to go in my career!

With that being said, I will serve and lead however I need to see this organization and city win! I am proud to say for one more year, at least Who Dat!” Winston wrote on social media.