BYU's Taysom Hill to start at QB for Saints

Ruben Hill
November 21, 2020

Of course, this is an injury that takes a while to recover from, which means the New Orleans Saints must now field a backup quarterback this weekend, as they take on the Atlanta Falcons.

The undrafted 30-year-old did serve as a quarterback during his five-year college career at Brigham Young University, however.

Street landed on the right side of Brees' torso as the two went to the ground, and Brees was diagnosed Monday with rib fractures and a collapsed lung.

Former BYU great Taysom Hill will reportedly add to his legend when he makes his first start as an National Football League quarterback on Sunday.

Later in the day, however, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (h/t Kevin Patra) said that Brees will be out a minimum of two weeks, meaning the signal-caller will miss this Sunday's divisional showdown with the Atlanta Falcons and the November 29 game against the Denver Broncos. He has performed a variety of roles for the Saints since joining the franchise in 2017.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and 2020's No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow, for instance, makes an average of $9 million per season. But Taysom Hill has been getting the reps with the starting unit, and will get his first start under center.

Winston signed a one-year contract with the Saints this past offseason. The deal included a $16 million signing bonus.

Winston has far more experience as a starting quarterback. Brissett was the Indianapolis Colts' starter last season before being replaced by Philip Rivers this year. He even filled in for Drew Brees in Week 10 after he got hurt and was the team's primary passer, with Hill sprinkled in for a few plays here and there. He did not throw for a touchdown and was almost intercepted when safety Jimmie Ward dropped a pass over the middle.

However, doctors confirmed the injuries Brees sustained during the team's Week 10 over the San Francisco 49ers.

Although New Orleans has a pretty friendly upcoming schedule, Hill still has plenty of responsibility on his shoulders.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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