NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Saints decided to re-sign quarterback Jameis Winston to a two-year deal this offseason after a failed pursuit of Deshaun Watson.

Watson chose to sign a $230 million contract with the Cleveland Browns instead – probably doing the Saints a favor in the process.

We learned this week that Watson is facing a 24th civil lawsuit over alleged sexual misconduct.

The New York Times reported that 24 of 66 therapists have filed lawsuits against him – which tells me that innocent or guilty – this distraction could linger for some time.

The Saints dodged a bullet, and the decision to reward Jameis Winston’s loyalty was a great one.

Winston is in camp and working diligently to get back under center.

His continued progress from this point on is a win for the team.