New Orleans Saints: Taysom Hill is incredible, not just as a quarterback
Taysom Hill wants to be a franchise quarterback, but the New Orleans Saints swiss army knife may never get his wish. And that’s ok.
There could easily be a team that’s in desperate need of a quarterback and could use the New Orleans Saints’ Taysom Hill.
Just look at the Carolina Panthers; they could use a quarterback as Cam Newton’s seemingly done with the franchise. But, are they ready to risk a season on Hill, whose potential at quarterback remains largely unknown?
What we do know is that even when Drew Brees was injured, the Saints opted to use Hill little. He actually saw more time during the last few months of the season than he did when Teddy Bridgewater had his five-game stint.
That’s just a reflection of the level of both growth he had in the Saints’ offense and lack of trust in his arm that Payton has. You’d think with his star quarterback sidelined, he’d switch it up more often.
Hill will be a star in the NFL.
Already 29 years old, the 6-foot-2 bulldozer has a way of their gliding by defenders or going right through them. That’s one reason many think he could at least put up a fraction of the production of the NFL’s MVP, Lamar Jackson.
Again, his ceiling is that high, but his floor, with under ten pass attempts in the 2019 season, is also there.
Hill is best when his versatility can be on full display. No one knows how to put Hill in a place to thrive. Is he a good enough passer to put an entire offense around him when the opponent’s stack eight in the box?
That’s what Hill would have to answer. Can he be the full-time starting quarterback for a team with playoff aspirations? The Saints don’t even have the answer to that so it’s difficult to believe a team that didn’t get a consistent first-hand look at him does.
But, with March 18 approaching, we’ll find out if he has that market or not.