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Reports: Taysom Hill to Start at QB Versus Atlanta Falcons

New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It’s Taysom time in New Orleans.

With Drew Brees out at least two weeks due to broken ribs, reports are coming in that Taysom Hill will start in his place at QB Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons.

This will be Taysom’s first NFL start at QB since entering the league in 2016 as an undrafted rookie. Saints head coach Sean Payton has given Taysom high praise over the years, but none of it has resulted in many meaningful QB snaps for Hill. The Saints signed Jamies Winston this last offseason, indicating that the Saints might truly view Hill as a gadget player.

The Saints gave Hill a 2-year, $21M extension this offseason, and now they’ll get a chance to see if the 30-year old Hill can be their QB of the future.

The Saints-Falcons kickoff Sunday at 1:00 ET on FOX. Most of the country will see the Saints-Falcons, including those in Utah.

Good luck to Taysom on Sunday! He’ll have an army of BYU fans cheering him on.