The do-it-all player just signed yet another new contract and it was his time to shine.
Instead, he tossed four interceptions in the 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Hill finally got a start after Trevor Siemian went 0-4 in the starting role.
The Saints are now 5-7, losers of five straight.
To make matters worse, Hill is now dealing with what appears to be a serious injury.
Saints’ doctors determined that QB Taysom Hill suffered a mallet finger injury Thursday, but it will not require surgery considering it is not as extensive as the one Russell Wilson suffered earlier this year, per source. Hill now will try to play through the injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2021
Anything described as “mallet finger” never sounds good.
But as the report says, he is going to try to battle through and keep the playoff hopes alive for New Orleans.
A Tough Road Ahead
Everything was great and rosy when Jameis Winston was in at quarterback.
The Saints started 5-2 and looked like a serious contender in the NFC.
But his season-ending injury happened and only losses have followed.
The Saints missed the boat on acquiring a veteran like Philip Rivers and are now moving ahead with Hill as the top option.
Or so it seems that way if the Saints aren’t coming out right away and saying Siemian has the job back.
But is that the best option?
Taysom Hill Qs 1-3, Trevor Siemian Q4 – is what I'm hearing here…? https://t.co/9uBIPNOwiP
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) November 29, 2021
That is a tough question to answer because while Siemian is the better drop-back passer, he did go 0-4 as the starter.
At this point Sean Payton may just roll with Hill and hope for the best.
The team just signed him to a new four-year extension that pays him over $20 million guaranteed.
Payton may not want to hitch his job security to a gadget quarterback, but it may be better than putting his faith in Siemian.
The Saints are dealing with a mess at quarterback and should be thinking about their plans for 2022.