Saints have confirmed a one-year deal for James Winston


Changed 29 April 2020, 04:52 IST

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jamis Winston

The New Orleans Saints have agreed a one-year deal with quarterback James Winston, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Winston, 226, was a controlled free agent after five mixed seasons to begin his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The first overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, Winston reached an agreement with the Saints, where he is set to compete with Tess Hill behind Drew Bryce.

“The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to a one-year deal with unlimited free agent quarterback James Winston,” a statement said.

Winston made 121 touchdowns and 6 interceptions for the Buccaneers, starting with starting 2 appearances and completing .01.3 percent of his passes.

He threw a career-high 5,109 yards last season, including 33 TDs and 30 interceptions.

The Buccaneers have signed six-time Super Bowl champion NFL great Tom Brady with the New England Patriots.