Emotional Jameis Winston praises Drew Brees

Living up to expectations can be hard enough as it is, but try being the successor to the NFL’s all-time leading passer in this new era of New Orleans Saints football.

Drew Brees retiring from the game of football after 20 seasons hardly caught anyone by surprise, but it still leaves some Superdome sized shoes to fill for the next in line, whether that be Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill.

As it pertains to the former, who just re-signed with the Saints to a one-year deal, Winston says he embraces the responsibility of carrying numbers 9’s torch and he’s not holding back any emotions when it comes to the GOAT. “Being able to have an entire season with Drew Brees was a dream of mine. And for him to put his arm around me or just give me any encouraging words after I saw the resilience, the passion, the way that he went and approached every single day. For that to even be a story, I was touched by that because he doesn’t even know how much he means to me and my family, for real.”

Winston appeared in four regular season games as a backup last season and threw his lone touchdown pass in Brees’ last game, an NFC divisional round playoff loss to Winston’s former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who went on to win Super Bowl 55.

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