Report: Taysom Hill will start against Cowboys on Thursday night

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During his news conference Tuesday, Sean Payton didn’t commit to Taysom Hill starting at quarterback Thursday night. Payton, though, apparently has seen enough this week to know Hill is good to go.

Hill was a full participant in all three practices this week, taking the first-team reps, and he does not have a designation.

Hill will start against the Cowboys, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

Hill becomes the third quarterback to start for the Saints this season, following Jameis Winston and Trevor Siemian. Winston started the first seven games, and the Saints went 5-2 before his season-ending knee injury. The Saints did not win any of Siemian’s four starts, and they enter Thursday night on a four-game losing streak and in a must-win situation to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Hill dressed the past two weeks as Siemian’s emergency backup but did not play as he worked his way back from a foot injury. Hill partially tore his plantar fascia.

He has not played since Week 10.

Hill hasn’t started at quarterback since Dec. 13, 2020, his final start in Drew Brees’ four-game absence. Hill went 3-1 while Brees was injured.

16 responses to “Report: Taysom Hill will start against Cowboys on Thursday night

  1. Sure hope he has both of his starting tackles. I think that would be preferred to having Kamara back. Both starting tackles and Kamara would be a novelty. Receiving tight end as well is too much to hope for.

  2. Those who say he is not a qb may be forgetting he was the byu top qb for 37 games. Would have been a lot more but had several seasons ended by broken bones.

  3. It’s about time! He’s every bit as good as Lamar Jackson as a duel threat. The definitive quarterback of the future.

  4. He won’t finish the game. Especially if he isn’t 100%. His style of play won’t last long. He isn’t 23. As good as Jackson lol. There are at least 15 backups better than him. Let’s be honest.

  5. “He’s every bit as good as Lamar Jackson as a duel threat.” I don’t recall seeing any of Hill’s MVP votes.

  6. Hoping for a win tonight. Let’s at least show an offensive spark! Win or lose; Who Dat since ’67. Geaux Saints!

  7. The Saints are said to be wearing masks and plastic gloves the whole game and will undergo a spray down of lysol formula in the shower after the game. LOL
    In addition the coach to his players not be doing any hand shaking or back patting tonight.

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