Saints QB Drew Brees calls Taysom Hill a ‘unicorn’
Taysom Hill has become a fan favorite with the New Orleans Saints due to his ability to play multiple positions. Ahead of Sunday’s contest with the Carolina Panthers, Drew Brees called Hill a “unicorn.”
Drew Brees on Taysom Hill: “He’s a unicorn”
— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) December 26, 2019
Despite a thumb injury, Brees has still put together an impressive season with the Saints. The veteran signal-caller has thrown for 2,726 yards, 24 touchdowns, and four interceptions in 10 starts this year.
As impressive as he’s been, Hill has had himself a memorable season in a slightly different fashion. Even though he’s listed on the depth chart as a quarterback, Hill is the ultimate do-it-all player in New Orleans.
Over his three seasons with the team, Hill has only attempted 13 passes and has completed six of them. On the other hand, he’s carried the ball 25 times for 152 yards and a touchdown this year alone.
Besides his rushing ability, Hill has also flashed his receiving ability with 18 receptions for 189 yards and five touchdowns this year alone. The five touchdown receptions are more than what Brandin Cooks, Davante Adams, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Odell Beckham Jr. have caught this season.
While he’s not as gifted as those receivers, Hill exudes a breed of toughness that resonates with his teammates in the locker room. Having a player like Hill available in the offense makes them even more dangerous in the playoffs.
At 40-years-old, Brees is playing the final stages of his illustrious career in the NFL. At this point, it’s unknown who will replace Brees under center when he decides to walk away from the game.
There’s a slim chance that Hill ends up being the long-term solution to replace Brees. But as long as Sean Payton is calling the shots, the dynamic quarterback will remain as a weapon in New Orleans’ offense.