The New Orleans Saints announce QB for upcoming game against the Cowboys
By Bob Garcia
Taysom Hill is set to start for the Saints and, perhaps, put the team back on track
After recently signing a new contract with the New Orleans Saints, it looks like Taysom Hill will once again take the field as the starting QB and show why that decision was the right one for the team. The player was on the bench after suffering several injuries, but it is possible that he will be in optimal conditions to give us a great show in Thursday’s game when the Saints host the Dallas Cowboys.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Saints utility player is getting practice reps as QB with the first unit before the next matchup arrives in two days. According to the report, should Hill receive a clean bill of health after his lingering foot injury, he’ll come in as soon as the game begins. Trevor Siemian, who has taken over at QB for the last few games since Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL in Week 8, is reportedly practicing with the second half.
Siemian doesn’t seem to have really had a positive impact on the team’s results. The Saints have a 4-0 record with his starts, picking up losses to the Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, and Buffalo Bills. Statistics indicate that Siemian has completed 57.2% of his passes with nine touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
While Hill has seen limited action at quarterback this season, completing seven of eight pass attempts with one interception in seven appearances, he will now have a chance to earn the full-time QB job starting with a high-profile prime-time game against the Cowboys.