New Orleans Saints believe Taysom Hill is a franchise quarterback
Drew Brees is now 41 years old and remains undecided on his future, but if he decides to retire, the New Orleans Saints think they have their next franchise quarterback on the roster.
According to Jay Glazer of The Athletic, the Saints feel that Taysom Hill can be the guy to take over for Brees, an indication that New Orleans may not be bringing Teddy Bridgewater back for 2020.
Hill is certainly an interesting case.
An undrafted player out of BYU, Hill signed with the Green Bay Packers in May 2017, but was waived that ensuing September and ultimately joined the Saints.
He didn’t play at all in 2017, but saw his first action in 2018, with New Orleans beginning to use him as a rusher and a receiver rather than a signal-caller.
As a matter of fact, since entering the NFL, Hill has thrown a grand total of 13 passes.
However, his athleticism is undeniable.
Hill rushed for 196 yards and a couple of touchdowns while averaging 5.3 yards per carry in 2018, logging three catches and even returning 14 kicks.
Then, this past season, Hill totaled 156 yards and a score on the ground, registering 5.8 yards per attempt. In addition, he caught 19 passes for 234 yards and a hefty six touchdowns.
As valuable as Hill is as an all-around threat, it is a bit difficult to grasp how the Saints feel he can be their quarterback of the future, as he threw 43 touchdowns and 31 interceptions throughout a very pedestrian NCAA career.
New Orleans was eliminated by the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs earlier this month.