New Orleans Saints: 3 reasons Taysom Hill cannot be a starting QB

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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He doesn’t have the arm strength or durability to throw all game.

Out of the three major categories that Taysom Hill puts stats into, throwing is his least. Throughout the entire 2019 season, Hill only threw three completions for under 60 yards. I love his enthusiasm, but I don’t trust that he has what it takes to be a starting quarterback.

To put that into perspective, Drew Brees in his last full season threw for 364 completions for almost 4,000 yards. The upgrade from throwing three completions in a year to 364 is something that I think Hill is not ready for.

His arm strength for a couple throws a game is not what I am questioning, it is his arm strength after 35-40 passes in a game which is average for Drew Brees in that games he started this year with the New Orleans Saints.

The other question I have is durability.

You hear time and time again of pitchers and the toll that throwing the ball has on the arm and shoulder. I don’t know if Hill is up for the durability and the toll that it will take on his arm to be a full-time quarterback.

It’s a different reality when playing every snap versus playing half the snaps at a variety of positions, but that’s not to say it’s impossible.

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