Trevor Siemian and Not Taysom Hill Is Set To Replace Jameis Winston for New Orleans Saints

Published 11/05/2021, 2:17 PM EDT
Oct 31, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian (15) drops back top pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports


Things are currently going really well for New Orleans Saints. They are at present on a four-game winning streak and also reduced the gap between Tampa Bay and themselves in the NFC South standings. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, not even this short period of prosperity for the Saints. Jameis Winston is out for the season.

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While the Saints had an insane game against the Buccaneers, the game was surely a physical bout. Owing to the physical nature of the match, there were casualties on both sides. Unfortunately, the Saints received the biggest blow with quarterback Jameis Winston suffering a season-ending ACL injury. Luckily for the Saints, they have able replacements in Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian. Between the two, reports say that Siemian is likely to play next week owing to his tidy display after coming on for Winston against the Bucs.

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Jameis Winston suffers season-ending ACL injury

New Orleans Saints’ quarterback, Jameis Winston, is all set to miss the rest of the 2021 season. During last week’s bout against NFC South divisional toppers Tampa Bay, Winston tore his ACL and also suffered damages to his MCL, head coach Sean Payton confirmed. The play leading to the injury occurred early in the second quarter.

Winston, to evade being sacked, stepped up in the pocket. Unfortunately, he lost his body balance, and soon after, Devin White pounced on him, resulting in Winston falling to the turf while awkwardly twisting his left knee. Despite the awkward landing, the quarterback somehow stood up with the help of his teammates. Unfortunately, he couldn’t last longer than 5 steps as he fell back on the turf and had to be taken off.

Oct 25, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) passes the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

QB Trevor Siemian confirmed to start over Taysom Hill

The Saints have decided to keep Trevor Siemian in the lineup for at least another week. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the backup quarterback is set to start against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. According to reports, the decision to start Trevor comes after his disciplined performance after replacing Jameis Winston against the Bucs.

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Prior to his appearance in the Saints’ Week 8 victory against the Buccaneers, Siemian had not played in a game since 2019. Since 2017 [until last week], he hadn’t thrown more than six passes in a season. Despite this, Siemian seemed at ease right away, completing 16 of 29 throws for 159 yards in a 36-27 victory over the Bucs.

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Wishing all the best to Trevor Siemian for his next week’s appearance against the Falcons!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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