New Orleans Saints: 3 reasons why Taysom Hill can replace Drew Brees
Number Three: Taysom is a winner
Taysom Hill has always been a winner. Even back in his high school days. As a senior, Taysom won the All-Idaho Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year, and won multiple state titles in track and field. Taysom went 21-12 as a starter in an injury-plagued college career.
In college, Taysom racked up 6,929 passing yards and 75 total touchdowns in just 33 games. In 2014, Taysom Hill took college football by storm when he was popping up on everyone’s Heisman Trophy radars before an injury ended his season.
Taysom Hill has proven to be a winner at the professional level as well.
The Saints have gone 29-8 since Taysom Hill was promoted from the practice squad back in 2017 and even though he did not start those games at the quarterback position, he definitely contributed whether it was returning kicks, catching passes, or being a gunner on special teams.
In the 2020 NFC Wild Card round vs the Minnesota Vikings, the offense was as stale as I have ever seen them. Taysom Hill came in and completely dominated the game as a passer, runner, receiver, and lead blocker.
His name was being brought up in every successful offensive play the Saints ran. Taysom Hill has a winning mentality, and that’s what sets him apart as a legitimate replacement for Drew Brees.