New Orleans coach Sean Beyton struggled to pick the Saints’ opening quarterback for Sunday’s game Daisy Hill, But many players and individuals in the company thought so James Winston Atlanta should have been the starter against the Falcons, sources said.
Baton knew that whichever quarterback he decided on would lead to a specific and different game plan – Hill or Winston. The longtime coach went with the Saints’ promised quarterback last spring – when he signed into his two-year extension – that he would get a chance if he started. Drew Breeze Always hurt.
The Saints consider it an opportunity to get an estimate of Hill now and for the future, with sources suggesting that Breeze is still likely to retire after this season.
Going with Hill on Sunday did not prevent Winston Breeze from taking charge of the Saints’ quarterback in the future. Winston Saints has attracted coaches and players, and he is a potential part of New Orleans’ long-term plans.
According to circles around the league, there continues to be widespread expectation that this will be Breeze’s last season. Hill’s two-year, 21 million contract, pays him as he would be the starting quarterback next season, and Winston is on a one – year contract.
Many are operating close to the situation as the 2020 season will be the last of the Breeze, although the Saints thought 2019 would be the final season of the Future Hall of Fame. After the end of Pro Bowl last January, Breeze and the Saints’ coaches shared an emotional moment before Breeze decided to return to the 2020 season, thinking this was the end.
There is no definite timeline for how long Breeze will be sidelined when recovering from broken ribs and collapsed lungs, but the phrase “four to five weeks” came up a few different times last week from a variety of sources. Breeze was placed on injury reserves last week, meaning he will miss at least three games – starting on Sunday’s game against Atlanta.
Breeze told ESPN’s Ed Werter on Sunday that doctors were encouraged by his improvement in the first half of last Sunday’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers, especially the improvement in lung function and the continued scattering of pneumothorax. The 13-time Pro Bowler hopes Werder will be ready to play once he qualifies in the 14th week.