Taysom Hill is ready to go.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported Hill that will get the start at quarterback for New Orleans this week. Ever the gamer, the 31-year-old do-it-all QB had this to say.
Taysom Hill says he’s healthy enough to play tonight
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) November 30, 2021
Per Saints reporter Nick Underhill, “Taysom Hill says he’s healthy enough to play tonight. [If the game were tonight].”
Hill is taking the first-team reps in practice this week over Trevor Siemian, who started the past four games for New Orleans. Hill’s been battling a foot injury, but he was listed as a full participant on Monday’s injury report.
The Saints lost all four games since Siemian took over Jameis Winston after his season-ending ACL tear. Siemian struggled mightily in the Saints 31-6 Thanksgiving Day loss to Buffalo. He finished 17-29 for 163 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Most of his production came with the game well in-hand.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) November 30, 2021
Taysom Hill’s attempted eight passes on the year, completing seven. The only incompletion came on a pick. In 2020, Hill started four games, completing 82-114 passes for 834 yards, four TD’s and two interceptions.
He also added four rushing touchdowns during the Saints’ 3-1 stretch.
A healthy Hill in the lineup could bring some much needed juice to NOLA’s offense. Things really tailed off when running back Alvin Kamara left with a knee injury.