Last weekend, Drew Brees suffered a brutal injury as he fractured numerous ribs all while collapsing a lung.
Instead, Schefter reports that Winston will not be part of any offensive packages for the Saints, serving as Hill's backup.
Hill has been with New Orleans since his rookie season in 2017 and this offseason signed a two-year extension worth about $21 million, a signal that the Saints considered him a legitimate candidate to step in when Brees retires. The deal includes $16 million guaranteed for the 30-year-old utility player, who has never been an National Football League starting quarterback.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and 2020's No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow, for instance, makes an average of $9 million per season.
With Brees out, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said Taysom Hill was practicing with the first-team offense this week.
Winston has far more experience as a starting quarterback.
His touchdown throw to Deonte Harris in the Wild Card round of last year's playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings travelled 54.7 yards in the air, longer than any throw by Brees by air distance over the previous three campaigns, according to the NFL's NextGen Stats. The Saints have primarily used him as a rushing/receiving hybrid, a role in which he has accrued 850 total yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons. How about a sixth straight win for New Orleans as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in week 10.
Hill has attempted just five passes this season but has completed four of them for 86 yards.
Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.