Taysom Hill filled in as the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in 2021 after Jameis Winston went down with a torn ACL midway through the season. Hill struggled as a passer, putting up a woeful 75.4 quarterback rating while still showing some effectiveness as a runner.
With Winston back in the fold, Saints head coach Dennis Allen's plan is for Hill to focus on playing tight end:
Dennis Allen says the plan is to have Taysom Hill focus on tight end
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 29, 2022
It's unclear if this means that Hill won't be used as a backup, but it seems fair to think that's implied and it's something that has been hinted at already. While Hill's contract has a lot of incentives tied to the quarterback position, Sean Payton retiring might have just meant the end of that experiment, or at least a very limited use of it moving forward.
Hill is still a versatile player who can help the Saints in a variety of ways, and it looks like Allen wants to explore that instead of trying to force the quarterback thing. The veteran player is currently recovering from surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his left foot.
Outside of Winston and Hill, the other quarterback options on the roster are Ian Book and Blake Bortles. New Orleans did try to get in on the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes, only to ultimately lose out to the Cleveland Browns. The Saints could still look to make another move at the quarterback position.