Taysom Hill to start at QB for the Saints Sunday

Todd Gurley of the Atlanta Falcons leaps over the goal line for a touchdown during the NFL Week 1 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 13 2020 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia

Todd Gurley of the Atlanta Falcons leaps over the goal line for a touchdown during the NFL Week 1 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 13 2020 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia

Taysom Hill is expected to be the New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Sunday, replacing the injured Drew Brees.

Brees reportedly suffered a collapsed lung and multiple rib fractures last week.

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 one interception but has yet to throw for a touchdown.

The Saints sit atop the NFC South standings at 7-2, a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay with two wins over the Bucs in hand.

Now, Hill makes his first start as an National Football League quarterback.

"Someone has been named the starter, but we haven't announced it". Even though Hill is making $16 million compared with Winston's $1 million, the move is still pretty surprising to see.

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Hill has made 13 starts in his career, though has never been used as a full-time quarterback.

Hill, 30, has completed 10 of 18 pass attempts for 205 yards in 46 career games with the Saints.

Despite that, Payton remains enamored with Hill, giving him a handful of snaps per game to show off his skills.

The Saints are turning to Taysom Hill at quarterback, not Jameis Winston, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Hill has been with New Orleans since his rookie season in 2017 and this offseason signed a two-year extension worth about $21 million, a signal that the Saints considered him a legitimate candidate to step in when Brees retires.

It's assumed Brees will reclaim his role as the team's starter once he's healthy enough to return.

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