SEATTLE – Sean Payton declined to appoint a starter for the New Orleans Saints first game without Drew Brees on Sunday in Seattle athlete Taysom Hill.
Payton confirmed that Brees will have surgery on his right thumb on Wednesday. And though Payton refused to speculate on a timetable for Bree's recovery, he said that the Saints did not intend to put Brees in an injured reserve – which would force him to miss eight weeks against the first hand Rams. Coach Sean Payton will not call a starter but use QB's Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images
In the meantime, Payton believes that the Saints could gain a tactical advantage by forcing the Seahawks to prepare for two quarterbacks with different styles.
Payton continued to strongly defend Bridgewater on Wednesday, pointing out that offensive line play and penalties were the main reasons for New Orleans' failure to win last Sunday after Brees left the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter ,
But He also pointed out that Hill will be part of the schedule after being widely used in reading option packages last season. "We'll have the right plan in terms of what these guys are doing," said Payton, who confirmed The Saints will have to monitor how much they do with Hill ̵
"Look, these guys are here for two seasons now," Payton said. "It's just a kind of retrogression and a look at the things we want to do with these guys in the game, and putting this plan into practice this week."
Bridgewater, who led the first round of the draft election in 2014 The Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs in 2015, before a devastating knee injury in the summer of 2016, is the highest-paid replacement QB in the NFL. The Saints exchanged a third ballot last summer to buy it from the New York Jets. Then they re-signed a $ 7.25 million year-long contract plus incentives for the freelance agency.
He was also ineffective in Week 17 of last year when the Saints rested several appetizers – but Payton said that was not a fair thing rating for him behind a patchwork offensive.
"I think we have a pretty good idea of what he does well," Payton said. "All the snapshots in practice, all the things we did, and if you look closely at last week's volume, you'll see that there are some difficult situations that I think make it difficult for one of our boys So he's ready to go, he's a guy who has won before, and the most important thing is all the other parts around him.
We're looking for a player who played well in Minnesota Type the players respect, a guy who has good arm strength to get the ball into play, and has the traits you're looking for in that position. "