The New Orleans Saints are also expected to sign free agent quarterback Jameis Winston on Monday, once the deadline passes for free-agent signees to count in the compensatory draft pick formula for 2021. Terms have not been disclosed, but Winston's agreement with New Orleans is believed to be a one-year deal.
Winston turned 26 in January. He is Tampa Bay's franchise leader in passes, completions, yards, and touchdowns -- but not, surprisingly, interceptions. Since the Buccaneers drafted him first overall in 2015, Winston has thrown a dozen more interceptions than anyone else. He led the NFL with 30 interceptions in 2019, becoming the first NFL quarterback ever with 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season, and the first with 30 interceptions in a season since Vinny Testaverde (Tampa Bay's other first overall draft pick who turned out to be a turnover machine) in 1988.
That was not New Orleans' only quarterback move of the weekend. Taysom Hill, multi-purpose weapon extraordinaire, has signed a two-year, $21 million extension with the team that includes $16 million guaranteed.
Hill turns 30 in August. In 16 regular-season games in 2019, he played 287 snaps on special teams and 241 on offense, amassing 234 yards as a receiver, 156 as a runner, and 46 as a passer (including yards lost on sacks).