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Sean Payton Has Telling Comment About Taysom Hill Before Game vs. Jets

Taysom Hill warming up for the New Orleans Saints.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Saints head coach Sean Payton has long believed in Taysom Hill. And that doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon.

When asked about Hill's struggles against Dallas last Thursday, Payton reiterated his faith in the team's QB/do-it-all weapon.

"This will be the next opportunity for him and I think he'll do well," Payton said, per Saints reporter Nick Underhill. Taysom Hill gutted his way through a partially torn plantar fascia in Thursday's 27-17 loss. The 31-year-old QB started out fine enough leading New Orleans' offense. Before a finger injury sustained in the first quarter really inhibited his ability to throw the ball for the rest of the game. Hill finished the the game just 19-41 on his passes for 264 yards, a pair of touchdowns and four picks. Hill played with a lot of heart, providing a bit of a spark with his legs after the injury. But three ill-fated fourth quarter interceptions really killed any momentum the Saints offense could muster.

The loss to the Cowboys dropped New Orleans to 0-5 since Jameis Winston went down with an ACL injury. Veteran backup Trevor Siemian helped lead the team to win over Tampa Bay in relief of Winston in the second quarter. But since then, Siemian is 0-4 as a starter.

Taysom Hill and the Saints face the lowly New York Jets in the 1:00 PM window on Sunday. The team can only hope some of their key injuries can return to the field soon to help keep their postseason hopes alive.

Running back Alvin Kamara and offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk are expected to be on the mend soon.