Saints To Start Taysom Hill Instead Of Jameis Winston

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was placed on injured reserve Friday

Brees cracked three ribs and suffered a punctured lung during last weekend's win over San Francisco. He had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, but the 41-year-old will miss at least the next two after that as well. He has thrown only 18 regular-season passes in his National Football League career, completing 10 for 205 yards with one interception.

For starters, the Saints have kept Winston active in every game this season.

No timetable has been set for Brees' return.

He even filled in for Drew Brees in Week 10 after he got hurt and was the team's primary passer, with Hill sprinkled in for a few plays here and there.

The Saints were mocked for signing Hill to a two-year, $21 million extension in April, but that would be a bargain for a starting quarterback.

It was quite the emotional game on Sunday as the Saints lost their leader in quarterback Drew Brees who began the game with three broken ribs on his right side.

Instead, Schefter reports that Winston will not be part of any offensive packages for the Saints, serving as Hill's backup.

Hill has attempted just five passes this season, but has completed four of them for 86 yards.

Here's the definitive proof that the Saints are not bluffing about Taysom Hill's bright future at quarterback.

Winston, the former No. 1 overall draft pick, signed a one-year contract worth $1.1 million after going 28-42 in 70 career starts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He completed 6 of 10 passes for 63 yards last week with no touchdowns or turnovers, though he did throw one pass that was almost intercepted.