What is Taysom Hill worth to the New Orleans Saints?
The New Orleans Saints are in one of the NFL’s worst spots cap-wise so retaining Taysom Hill may be the challenge for the reigning NFC South champions.
Sean Payton loves New Orleans Saints’ “quarterback” Taysom Hill.
Hill was more than just the quarterback title and seldom played QB. He was used more often as a makeshift tight end, blocker, receiver. However, to Hill, he’s a starting quarterback. But, will he be paid like one?
The 29-year-old Taysom Hill wants to be a franchise quarterback, and this offseason, he’ll have the chance to be just that. And, assuming he receives an offer to back that type of claim, Hill may have already played his last snap in the Big Easy.
One national reporter, Mike Florio, is in love with Hill’s on-field ability and thinks he’ll be a star in the league. However, he too has his concerns about whether or not he can healthy given his aggressive playstyle.
Hill is different than Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes. While you can argue he has a similar capability to Jackson in the pocket, Hill prefers to take the contact and fight through it rather and spin around it.
That’s an aspect of his game that he’d have to work on. Still, Hill should be receiving offers that’ll make New Orleans scratch their head. Assume the best offer he receives is for $9 million per year, if you’re New Orleans, do you match it?
That’s for the front office to figure out, but it’s difficult to see them retaining Hill on an almost eight-figure salary. He’s an important part of their team even if he’s not behind center, but is he worth that much to Payton and the Saints?
With Brees’ future still up in the air, the Saints must figure out Hill’s worth, and having just over $12 million in cap space, it’ll be a difficult decision for the team’s management once the offers to match come rolling in.