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Details Emerge From Jameis Winston's Contract With Saints

Jameis Winston throwing a pass.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 23: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes the ball against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the New Orleans Saints signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston to a one-year deal.

"I wanted to put my ego aside, put the money … think about my family, think about my career," Winston said of the decision. "[There] was no better position than to be in the same room with someone I've really looked up to, someone I've admired since I've been playing this game in Drew Brees."

Winston said he couldn't turn down the opportunity to receive a "Harvard education in quarterback school" from the Saints. Details of his contract show just how much he wanted to play in New Orleans.

On Wednesday morning, ESPN's Field Yates revealed the details of Winston's contract. He'll take home a base value of $1.1 million in the deal, but he has heavy incentives built into the deal as well.

Winston can earn up to $3.4 million in incentives - which he will likely never hit.

After taking over for an injured Brees, Teddy Bridgewater parlayed a five-game stint with the Saints in a three-year, $63 million deal with the Carolina Panthers.

Winston has to hope he can pull off the same in 2020. Even if Brees doesn't miss games, the former No. 1 overall pick can still learn from the best each and every day.