QB: Jameis Winston

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL in Week 8 against the Bucs and will miss the rest of the 2021 season.

Winston also injured his MCL, according to Rapoport. It's a worst-case scenario for the Saints, who have gotten by with a makeshift offense for much of the season and limited Winston's penchant for back-breaking mistakes. Taysom Hill, who hasn't played since suffering a concussion against Washington in Week 5, would be the presumed starter headed into the team's Week 9 matchup against the Falcons. Hill in 2020 shredded Atlanta in two starts against them. He brings mouth-watering rushing upside as the Saints starter a year after he ran 40 times in four starts. It's possible Hill -- who trimmed down last offseason in hopes of being a Day One starter -- won't run quite as much in his post-utility weapon NFL life. Trevor Siemian would continue as the Saints' starter if Hill remains out with his brain injury. Hill should be picked up in all formats this week.

SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Nov 1, 2021, 1:06 PM ET