17th in the 2022 NFL Quarterbacks power rankings:
Jameis Winston blew the doors off the Green Bay Packers so bad that everyone wondered if the Saints and Sean Payton had figured out how to get the best out of Winston. That was short-lived, but Winston was having a nice season by his standards until he tore both his MCL and ACL in a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Winston’s season was over, and it was hard to evaluate him into the rankings. But if Winston can stay healthy all year, he has a chance to get a lot of production from Alvin Kamara and Mike Thomas as weapons.
The Saints have also been linked to a potential D.K. Metcalf trade, which would really change things in the NFC South if they’re able to pull that off. Despite all the injuries that the Saints had last year, they were in the wildcard picture until an L.A. Rams loss knocked them out of the playoffs in Week 18.
Expect them to be back in the playoffs this year.