The decision to start Taysom Hill was heavily scrutinized by many. However, it worked out for Sean Payton in the Saints’ 24-9 victory vs the Falcons. Will the decision continue to pay off?
When it was announced on Friday that Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston, would be the Saints’ starting quarterback, the consensus reaction was that of shock. Many analysts saw the decision as far from optimal, to say the least.
Regardless of how you felt about Hill, choosing to start a 30-year-old former undrafted free agent with no experience over an accomplished starting quarterback who just threw for 5,000 yards is quite the risky decision.
Yet, it paid off for head coach Sean Payton on Sunday. Not only did the Saints roll the Falcons in a 24-9 win, but Hill appeared to have played well. Now, there certainly isn’t any question about who will be the team’s starting quarterback this Sunday.
What should we take away from Hill’s performance? What can we expect from him for the rest of Drew Brees’ absence? Will he be the team’s starting quarterback next season? Let us break it all down!