Reggie Bush gives Saints’ Taysom Hill mediocre grade after shaky first-half performance vs. Falcons
The New Orleans Saints elected to go with Taysom Hill at quarterback, who had an uninspiring first-half outing against the Atlanta Falcons. In response to his performance for the Saints thus far on Sunday, Reggie Bush gave Hill a mediocre grade versus the Falcons.
Reggie Bush on #Saints Taysom Hill in 1st half.
"I think I give him a C. His job is to manage the game. Don't screw it up. Down in the type redzone, it happens a lot quicker, so he has to make better decisions down there. He's doing a decent job."
— Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) November 22, 2020
With the Saints holding a 10-9 lead at halftime, Hill hasn’t done much to note under center. The do-it-all quarterback has completed nine of his 13 attempts for 127 yards as the passing offense sputtered without Drew Brees.
Of course, Brees suffered fractured ribs and a collapsed lung in last week’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Brees is expected to miss an extended period of time, forcing New Orleans to lean on either Hill or Jameis Winston at quarterback.
When Brees left the game in Week 10, it was Winston who got the nod in his place for the second half. Winston would complete just two of his four attempts for 14 yards as the Saints didn’t need him to do much.
However, after considering their options, New Orleans surprisingly chose to start Hill over Winston. Coming into Sunday’s game, Hill attempted only 18 passes in his career, completing 10 of them.
For the most part, Hill has been used in the running game and as a receiving threat. But against the Falcons, the Saints have called his number to run the ball just three times.
It’s evident that New Orleans wants to see what they have in Hill with Brees possibly playing his final year in the NFL. Nevertheless, if Hill continues to play mediocre, then the Saints may choose to go with Winston until Brees is able to return.