Sean Payton has made the somewhat surprising decision to start Taysom Hill at quarterback against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but his decision apparently does not sit well with all of the players on the team.
Multiple players and people within the Saints organization feel that Jameis Winston should be starting in place of the injured Drew Brees, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Payton, however, thinks this is a good time to finally see what Hill can do out on the field. The Saints signed Hill to a two-year, $21 million extension last offseason.
Here’s how social media reacted to the news:
The 30-year-old Hill has thrown just five passes this year, completing four of them for 86 yards.
He is starting at quarterback Sunday over Winston, who joined New Orleans this offseason after being the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft of the Buccaneers.
Winston completed six of his 10 pass attempts for 63 yards in last Sunday’s win.