New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill believes his new contract gives him a chance to be the starting quarterback in the 2021 season if Drew Brees decides to hang it up.

Hill and the Saints agreed to a contract extension on Monday that will pay him $16 million in guaranteed money over the next two years.

“I think this contract creates a clear trajectory and opportunity for me to compete and be the guy in New Orleans in 2021 if Drew decides to be done,” Hill said. “If he’s not, we’ll figure out another contract or my role will continue to be what it is. As we looked at it, this was the way to prevent me to get to free agency next year and it created some structure for both me and my family as well as the organization.”

Hill also said he expects to play less of a role on special teams this upcoming season as he focuses more on playing quarterback.

Last season in the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, he completed eight of his 14 pass attempts. It's unclear how many snaps per game he expects to take in 2020, but it sounds like there is a good chance he will at least take a couple of snaps under center each game. Maybe he and Brees could almost have a split on quarterback snaps?

The Saints also signed Jameis Winston to a one-year deal on Sunday but that isn't something Hill isn't concerned about. He knew the Saints were looking to add another quarterback to the room.