The New Orleans Saints are maintaining their QB depth even after signing Derek Carr this offseason. According to the latest reports, the team has agreed to bring back Jameis Winston on a new deal.

Winston is reportedly signing a one-year contract worth up to $8 million to stay in New Orleans, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Of course there is no guaranteed starting opportunity for Winston with the Saints, but at least he should be familiar with the franchise and should be ready to play when his number is called.

The 29-year-old quarterback's return didn't come as a surprise, as it was revealed by CBS Sports' Josina Anderson earlier that the veteran signal-caller was “finalizing” a deal to return to New Orleans.

Furthermore, worth noting is the rumor that the Saints gave Winston an ultimatum to accept a restructured contract by Wednesday when the new league year starts or else they would release him. Considering that the veteran QB played in just three games in 2022 before injuries derailed his campaign, it's not really that shocking why he opted to be back.

Some didn't expect Jameis Winston to return since the Saints have Derek Carr on a lucrative deal, so there won't be a lot of starting or even playing opportunities for him. But clearly, the former no. 1 overall pick made the decision in consideration of his current situation.

It's definitely a positive development for the Saints, though, as they retained a player who is more than capable of starting as well when healthy.