New Orleans Saints should choose Taysom Hill over Brees
If the New Orleans Saints could only pay one of the three quarterbacks that are on their roster, they should choose Taysom Hill over Drew Brees.
The New Orleans Saints currently have a unique predicament on their hands. They have three notable quarterbacks on their roster, all of whom are worth keeping. However, simultaneously, they are all free agents this year.
Now comes the question, “In what order should they be prioritized to retain?”
Teddy Bridgewater needs to be let go. Let’s face it, out of the three quarterbacks in the discussion, Bridgewater is the first out. He has the talent to be the starter, but that’s the problem, he will look to get starter money and be a starter somewhere.
It is best for both parties if there is a mutual parting of ways this offseason.
Brees is now 41-years old and has spent his due time in the NFL. To be perfectly honest, Brees probably has about one or two good years left in him. The fact that he is already contemplating retirement means that this will be a discussion every offseason for the coming years.
That just leaves Taysom Hill — the Swiss Army knife.
The biggest question surrounding Taysom Hill is not his talent level but does he have enough to be a franchise quarterback. Is Hill better used as a WR/TE/ST player or as the starting, every-down quarterback? I would argue both.
The New Orleans Saints should prioritize signing Taysom Hill to a long term contract. I am not saying that they should neglect Brees or Bridgewater — if they get them for a good price then great, but I don’t think it’s possible to keep all three.
Most draft analysts at ESPN and NFL.com have put out mock drafts and the Saints consensus is in — Jordan Love. If the New Orleans Saints keep Hill on retainer to be the every-down quarterback, then Love could learn and give spells to Hill so that he can also play other positions.