BATON ROUGE, LA. – Drafted in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Pete Werner has earned Sean Payton’s respect.

The Linebacker’s leg injury in August set him back, now he’s in the starting unit. Werner’s best game came from the Giants. He had 10 tackles and one for a toss. 

“He’s doing well,” said head coach Sean Payton. “He’s smart, has good instincts. There’s things that come up in a game that maybe that he hadn’t seen as much as at the college game. But he’s one of those guys that functionally can correct a mistake and then not let it repeat and it’s good to see his progress.”

“I am feeling a little bit more confident day by day, but making plays definitely helps. My confidence has gone up, so that helps and that will only continue to build as reps continue to go,” said Pete Werner.

Werner also credits his success from talks with his dad, Greg Werner, who was a tight end in the NFL.

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