Skip to content

Jameis Winston out for season, Taysom Hill did not take over (yet, but maybe he will later)

UPDATE: Taysom Hill didn’t take over yet, but there’s always a chance. Trevor Siemian got the first start after Winston went out and might have the job for now.

Jameis Winston tore his ACL on a tackle from behind against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his old team. On the run, Bucs linebacker Devin White yanked him down on a horse-collar tackle from behind, causing Winston’s knee to bend awkwardly. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, tests revealed a torn ACL as well as MCL damage.

What happens to Winston next will be an intriguing story. He had a one-year contract, but the injury could hinder his future plans. That is something the Saints will address later. 

Reportedly, Taysom Hill will most likely be up next. He’s been out since suffering a severe concussion three weeks ago, but he’s expected to return this week.

 

Hill, who has spent years as a backup quarterback for the Saints, has also spent time as a full-time quarterback. Last season, he started four games as a full-time quarterback in place of an injured Drew Brees, and he performed admirably. The Saints finished 3-1. Hill, who has spent years as a backup quarterback for the Saints, has also spent time as a full-time quarterback. Last season, he started four games as a full-time quarterback in place of an injured Drew Brees, and he performed admirably. The Saints finished 3-1.

Cool Shirt of the Day! Get yours before they run out!


Trevor Siemian played well when Winston was injured on Sunday and should cement himself as the No. 2 quarterback.