The New Orleans Saints once again held their breath as future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees went down in Week 10.
As soon as Drew Brees went down with rib fractures and a collapsed lung, everyone assumed the man taking his place at the Saints starting quarterback would be Jameis Winston, but head coach Sean Payton had some other things in mind.
Making a quarterback adjustment midway through a successful season is never a move any head coach wants to make, but Sean Payton decided to go with Taysom Hill over the former first-round pick Jameis Winston.
Winston wasn’t just a first-round pick. He was a former No. 1 overall pick. Having thrown for the most yards in the league a season ago, Winston took a discount to join the team’s elite coaching staff in the Big Easy.
Winston was projected to take over the reins of the wildly successful offense during Brees’ absence. It came as a surprise to many when the Saints opted to start Taysom Hill, but here are three reasons why it makes sense.