The New Orleans Saints have not formally announced their team captains for the 2021 season, but Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports that quarterback Jameis Winston is one of two players selected for that role for the first time. All-Pro special teams ace J.T. Gray is the new leader of the kicking units after Thomas Morstead and Craig Robertson were let go this offseason.
It’s a notable recognition for Winston, who was once passed over by his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates in 2018. But he’s quickly earned the respect of the Saints locker room and will be their new shot-caller on offense, replacing the great Drew Brees. Here are the six Saints players named team captains for 2021, along with who they are replacing or how long they’ve held the leadership position:
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