Andy Dalton Jameis Winston Saints Oct 16, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) talks to quarterback Andy Dalton (14) and quarterback Jameis Winston (2) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton has been starting at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints while Jameis Winston has been dealing with a back injury.

Head coach Dennis Allen has previously been non-committal about who would be the team’s starter once Winston is healthy, but he made a shocking decision on Wednesday regarding the future of the starting quarterback position in New Orleans.

Allen announced during a team press conference that Dalton will start yet again this weekend in their matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.

He also revealed that this decision is an “offensive decision” and that Winston is healthy enough to play, but he ultimately chose Dalton due to his performance.

This is certainly a surprising decision considering Dalton threw three interceptions in the team’s Week 7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, two of which were returned for touchdowns.

Many Saints fans took to social media to express their frustrations with the decision by Allen.

This certainly sounds like it is a long-term decision by Allen, which is surprising considering the team just signed Winston to a two-year contract extension to be the starter this past offseason.

The Saints are currently 2-5 on the season and need to turn things around in a hurry if they want to keep pace in the NFC South.

Andy Dalton will seemingly be the quarterback at the forefront of that effort, and he will need to avoid games like he had last week to do so.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.