It seems Jameis Winston is not going to get his Teddy Bridgewater second with the New Orleans Saints. A minimum of not this season anyway.
With veteran quarterback Drew Brees sidelined after struggling a number of rib fractures and a collapsed lung, the Saints plan to start out Taysom Hill towards the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, in accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Some believed that New Orleans would’ve opted to start out Winston, who stuffed in for Brees final weekend towards the San Francisco 49ers. The 26-year-old accomplished 6-of-10 passes for 63 yards and led the Saints on a landing drive within the fourth quarter to assist them win the sport.
Whereas Winston is extra confirmed at quarterback, it is not essentially shocking to listen to that Sean Payton will begin Hill this weekend. With Brees growing older and the quarterback place being unsure previous the veteran, the Saints want to determine if Hill will be their subsequent starter. If not, they will need to look elsewhere, therefore why Winston might have been introduced in.
Hill, who’s extensively used as a “Swiss Military Knife,” hasn’t began a recreation at quarterback for the Saints since being drafted by the crew in 2017. He has tried 18 passes in his NFL profession, finishing 10 for 205 yards and no touchdowns towards one interception.
On the bottom this season, Hill has 186 yards and one landing. He additionally has 74 yards and one landing receiving.
If he struggles early towards the Falcons, Payton in all probability will not hesitate to insert Winston into the sport.
Erin Walsh is a Boston sports activities fan by way of and thru. Though many suppose Boston sports activities followers are unbearable, Erin tries to see issues from a impartial perspective. Her ardour is hockey, and he or she believes protection wins championships. Along with masking sports activities for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports activities for NBC Sports activities Boston. Comply with her on Twitter @ewalsh90