Saints head coach Sean Payton didn’t quickly pull the trigger on Hill, however, as he wanted to see how healthy his Swiss Army Knife was in training.
“We’ll see,” Payton said Tuesday, via Katherine Terrell de The Athletic. “We want to see how Taysom is doing tomorrow. “Obviously we are trying to get it back on its feet. It’ll be him or Trevor.
“Last week when this topic was brought up, I knew it wouldn’t be fair to put him back out there in the shape his foot was in at the time. It got better. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow. We have a lot of time before we play. “
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Hill said on Tuesday he was suffering from a partial tear in the plantar fascia, which made him active but has not made it to the last two games. The Saints quarterback said he “has been feeling pretty good” this week and that the past two days have been “really encouraging”.
The Saints have reportedly given Hill the first-team quarterback reps in practice this week, so Payton was preparing him to start on Thursday if he’s ready to go.
“I think so,” Hill said when asked if he would be ready to play on Thursday. “It’s a bit of a question mark. It’s hard to simulate a game in training. The last two weeks I would have been limited if I had to come in and play. “
In seven games this season, Hill completed 7 of 8 passes for 56 yards with one interception. He also has 20 carries for 104 yards and three touchdowns to go along with four catches for 52 yards.
Siemian struggled the past two games, completing 56.5% of his passes for 377 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions (odds of 73.2). In his four starts, Siemian completed 57.6% of his passes for 924 yards with eight touchdowns from three interceptions (score of 86.7).
Hill’s injury has complicated things in New Orleans, but the Saints seem poised to come back to him if he’s close to 100%.