METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints are contemplating making a quarterback swap, in accordance with coach Dennis Allen.
Allen stated that Jameis Winston is a candidate to start out towards the Los Angeles Rams, however a call hasn’t been made but.
“I feel we have gotta have a look at every thing,” Allen stated. “Yeah, I feel we have gotta have a look at every thing. And that will probably be a course of we undergo at present and tomorrow as we prepare for the Rams.”
The Saints have began Andy Dalton for the final seven video games, however Allen hinted his beginning job was contingent on the offense persevering with to carry out properly. The Saints (3-7) have scored solely 23 whole factors in back-to-back losses.
“And we have not been doing as properly the final couple weeks,” Allen stated. “So, I feel we have gotta consider that. I feel that is one thing that we have to have a look at.”
Winston was named the starter going into the season however injured his again in Week 1 and struggled to play by means of his accidents for the following two video games. Allen initially sat Winston for the sport towards the Minnesota Vikings in London to permit him to heal, however ultimately determined to go together with Dalton full-time.
Allen stated on the time of the swap that Winston was wholesome sufficient to play, and he ultimately was not on the harm report, however admitted it is unlikely Winston, who additionally had a foot harm this season, will probably be 100%. He stated Winston’s well being will issue into his determination.
“I really feel like I feel we most likely have to go to with him a bit bit by way of that or go to with the medical workers by way of that,” Allen stated. “And I feel Jameis stated this the opposite day, I do not know that he is ever gonna be 100% wholesome this season. However he is in right here daily, he is in right here each morning working with the trainers, getting himself prepared. And I really feel like he is nearer to being there.”
Allen additionally stated the well being of the offensive line is one other issue. The Saints positioned beginning heart Erik McCoy on injured reserve earlier than their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend and didn’t play beginning proper guard Andrus Peat. Beginning left deal with James Hurst left the sport with a concussion, leaving the Saints to play backup guards Calvin Throckmorton and Lewis Kidd, backup heart Josh Andrews and backup deal with Landon Younger.
“I feel every thing goes into the choice,” Allen stated. “I do not suppose any selections are made in a vacuum. However we have gotta attempt to do what we really feel like provides our group the perfect probability to win. In order that’s finally what the choice will come all the way down to.”