The Seattle Seahawks are preparing to face the New Orleans Saints without Drew Brees this Sunday, which we figured meant they were game planning for Teddy Bridgewater. On Wednesday, however, head coach Sean Payton would not commit to Taysom Hill as the “number two” quarterback, implying that Bridgewater might not be the number one.
The Saints do not have any other quarterbacks on the roster other than Brees, Bridgewater, and Hill. They have zero quarterbacks on the practice squad.
I asked Sean Payton about if he has to limit Taysom Hill's usage in other positions now that he's the No. 2 QB. His response: "You're assuming he's the No. 2."— Rod Walker (@RodWalkerNola) September 18, 2019
This could very well be Payton trying to keep Pete Carroll and Ken Norton guessing for Sunday but we must also take into account that New Orleans has a difficult road ahead and they must be open to the possibility of Hill being a better option over Bridgewater.
Bridgewater has only started one game in the last four years, a meaningless Week 17 affair a year ago as the Saints rested virtually all of their starters. Hill is a jack of all trades, rushing the ball 37 times in 2018, getting seven targets, and returning 14 kicks. He also served as the number three quarterback and threw seven passes.
He has yet to attempt a pass in 2019. He did catch a touchdown pass in a two-point victory over the Houston Texans in Week 1.