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Saints Officially Add Winston, Give Hill New Two-Year Contract
After more than a month in free agency, Jameis Winston has found a new home, and it's back in the NFC South.

This after the Saints officially signed the former Buccaneers signal caller to a one-year deal.

Replaced this spring by a living legend in Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, Winston will now play under another, Drew Brees, in the Bayou. The veteran Saints signal-caller just recently signed a two-year deal through 2021 to remain New Orleans' starter, but also inked a lucrative deal with NBC Sports, on which he could cash in whenever he retires.

If and when Brees does leave New Orleans, perhaps at the end of the 2020 season, Winston could be the next man up. But the former No. 1 overall pick will have competition.

Behind Brees, the Saints employ Taysom Hill, who had been tendered as a restricted free agent for this year. On Sunday -- shortly after the reports of Winston's signing emerged, Hill agreed to a two-year deal to keep him in New Orleans through 2021. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Hill got a $21 million deal with $16 million guaranteed.

New Orleans also traded back into the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday to select Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens.

On the depth chart, Winston replaces Teddy Bridgewater, who filled in for Brees in five undefeated starts and parlayed that performance into a starting gig with the Panthers. Winston is hoping to replicate his predecessor's outcome.

In all likelihood, the '20 campaign will play out with Winston maturing behind Brees, waiting for a starting job to open up around the league, in New Orleans or elsewhere while Hill would continue to play a variety of positions.

Remember, head coach Sean Payton said earlier this offseason that Hill has "earned this opportunity to be our 2," but he has made it clear that the Saints want to have three QBs active and ready to play on game days so that they can continue to use Hill in his versatile role as a runner and receiver.

Winston gives the Saints that experience level while also giving them another young quarterback to evaluate as a possible successor to the 41-year-old Brees.

Despite leading the league with 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns, Winston found it hard to locate a starting job in the first month of free agency. Part of that was due to the fact that Jameis also led the league with 30 interceptions and had just become the first "30-30" quarterback in NFL history, but most of it stemmed from extraordinary circumstances around the NFL and the world. A global pandemic was as likely as all 32 NFL teams having bona fide starters projected in place heading into the draft.

All that said, turnovers have clearly been a major issue during Winston's time as a pro, as opponents scored 112 points off his turnovers last season -- the most in the NFL. Overall, he has lost 111 turnovers in his career, the most of any player in the league since 2015. His 19,737 passing yards since 2015, however, are the seventh most of any quarterback in the league.

But Winston has found a home now in New Orleans.