New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was very pleased to hear his team was negotiating a contract with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

After reports circulated the Saints were pursuing a contract with Winston, Jordan took to Twitter to encourage his team to finalize a deal.

Jordan explained his eagerness, calling Winston “one helluva competitor with untapped potential” while also pointing to the fact Jameis will have the chance to learn under Drew Brees.

The five-time Pro Bowler was not done, however, responding to another tweet with a graphic of Winston in his new threads.

The deal is reportedly for one year, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reporting Winston turned down “a more lucrative offer elsewhere” in order to sign with New Orleans.

While Jameis will indeed serve as the backup, he puts himself in a good position to learn from Brees and compete for the starting job should Brees decide to retire after the 2020 season.

The Saints are no strangers to spending big on high-profile backups. New Orleans inked Teddy Bridgewater to be their backup in 2018, and the move paid big dividends this past season.

Bridgewater replaced an injured Brees in Week 2, and he went on to win all five of his starts with the Saints, eventually parlaying that performance into a three-year deal with the Carolina Panthers in free agency.

The Saints are hoping Winston can have a similar kind of future impact, and Jordan certainly believes this move was in the best interest of the franchise.

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