New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston has revealed that he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from torn ACL. Last season, Winston got off to a good start before he suffered a major knee injury. However, Winston is doing great and already back on the practice field.
"Way, way. I feel like I've been way ahead of schedule," Winston said, when asked if he feels ahead of the schedule. Winston, who signed an extension with the Saints this offseason, is determined to be the team's long-term solution at the quarterback spot.
"Let's do this the right way, because we have time on this. I'm embracing this process and staying faithful to the protocol," Winston said. "I'm excited and grateful. Every time I get an opportunity to step on the field and work with my teammates, I'm gonna take advantage of that opportunity."
Winston making a good progress
When Saints head coach Dennis Allen was asked about Winston, he confirmed the quarterback is progressing well. "We've still got a ways to go to get him ready," Allen said. "I think he's looked good.
We like the progress he's making, we like where he's at. And hopefully that will continue." When asked whether he feels surprised by Winston being ahead of the schedule, Allen said no. "Look, with the way that he works and how hard he works, it doesn't surprise me," Allen said.
"I think we've got to continue to be smart with that, which I think we are. We'll continue to push to get him better, but yet try to be smart about it." Winston is doing well and the Saints are also hoping to have Michael Thomas ready for training camp.
Thomas missed all of the 2021 season because of an ankle surgery. Thomas is not present at the start of the team's offseason program but he is expected to be there when the minicamp begins. "I think he's doing well in his rehab.
He's not ready yet. But he's here, he's rehabbing, he's getting himself better. And we're certainly anxious to get him out here," Allen said. "I know that he's working his tail off to get himself back.
And we feel good about where he's at right now." The reporters directly asked Allen whether they expect Thomas to be ready for minicap. "That's certainly our plan," Allen answered.