Report: Saints likely to place a first or second-round tender on Taysom Hill
Drew Brees announced he will be playing in 2020. That means the New Orleans Saints likely have their quarterback for the upcoming season.
It also means they are now in a weird situation with both Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. A situation that might see them not bring back either player.
Now, Hill is currently a restricted free agent. That means the Saints will be able to match any offer the quarterback is given by another team.
According to Tom Pelissero this could set up a situation where Hill is tendered by New Orleans with a first or second-round.
Drew Brees is back, and he'll count a big number on the #Saints cap once they strike a deal for 2020. How does that affect how things play out with Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill? @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/XFgNyW7gHY
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 18, 2020
A lot of people in football are high on Hill.
Admittedly, this surprises some, as Hill is now 29 (will be 30 in August) and has 13 career passing attempts for 119 yards and no touchdowns (one interception).
He’s become most popular for his utility play. Hill has been a quarterback , sure. But he’s also been a running back, receiver, tight end, and even blocked a punt.
Hill has done it all, but it appears many still believe it’s all about quarterback for him. So the Saints want to capitalize on that. If they can’t retain him, they could still get something back in the form of a draft pick.
So if the Saints, or any other team, truly believes Hill is their next star quarterback, now is the time of them to make that commitment to him. We’ll see what happens this offseason, but it should be interesting to see what goes down with Hill.
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