Number One: Taysom Hill
The biggest news surrounding the NFL following last Sunday’s game was who was going to be under center taking over Drew Brees for at least the next three weeks.
That was kept a secret until Wednesday when Sean Payton announced it would be Taysom Hill’s time to shine. Taysom certainly lived up to the hype as his first career start was a very memorable one for sure.
Hill completed 18 out of 23 passes for 233 passing yards and did not throw an interception. Hill also didn’t throw a touchdown (except for an absolute dime to Emmanuel Sanders that was called back by a holding penalty) but he ran for two on the ground.
Hill’s biggest question mark about his quarterback play has been his accuracy, but he seemed to silence the haters when he completed 78 percent of his passes.
Hill also managed to complete passes for an average of 10.1 yards per attempt and that mark was the second-highest single-game total by a Saints starter in the previous 27 games. Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Brees occupy the other 26 spots on that list so Hill certainly left his mark.
Hill played great, and hopefully, he can continue to play well while Brees heals up.