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Saints HC: Planning To Start QB Drew Brees Over Taysom Hill In Week 15

Dec 18, 2020, 2:41 PM
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Drew Brees #9 and Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate a touchdown pass during the third quarter during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said that the team’s plan for Week 15 is to reinstate Drew Brees as the starting quarterback over Taysom Hill.

Payton discussed Brees’ return from injury on Friday, December 18.

The Saints (10-3) are scheduled to host the Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday, December 20.

Brees hasn’t played since suffering rib and lung injuries in Week 10.

Since then, former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has replaced Brees as the Saints’ starting quarterback.

During the four-game stretch as a starter, Hill threw for 834 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions with a completion rate of 71.9 percent.

He also ran the ball for 209 yards and four touchdowns.

In the four games without Brees, Hill led New Orleans to a 3-1 record.

The lone defeat came in Week 14 in a 24-21 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Prior to the loss, the Saints were on a nine-game win streak.

Brees led the Saints to a 7-2 start before suffering the injury.

The Saints and Chiefs are slated to kick-off on Sunday, December 20 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on CBS.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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