Continuing their pattern of making huge moves, the New Orleans Saints gave quarterback Taysom Hill a two-year, $21 million contract.
The New Orleans Saints 2020 draft class, although solid, isn’t one that NFL analysts and reporters are raving about around the league, but the moves the organization has made in the last 24 hours have created quite a buzz around the league.
Leading the Saints’ headlines are the two signings that took place today. The first was the extension of “Mr. Everything ” Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill and the second was signing of ex-Tampa Bay starting quarterback Jameis Winston.
The New Orleans Saints assured that their “Mr. Everything” utility player Taysom Hill would be with the organization for the next two years by technically extending his one-year tender with the team that was worth 4.6 million.
Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported on Sunday that Hill’s 2-year deal is with $21 million with $16 million guaranteed and an additional $1 million in incentives.
With the signing of veteran quarterback Jameis Winston, many are questioning where the New Orleans Saints see Taysom Hill in their future as far as taking the reigns from future hall of fame quarterback Drew Brees.
New Orleans Saints “do it all” player Taysom Hill is practically the most valuable player on the organization next to signal-caller Drew Brees. Taysom Hill was on the field for 241 offensive snaps and 287 special teams snaps last season, excluding the playoffs.
“Taysom’s earned this opportunity to be our 2 [at quarterback],” Payton told WWL Radio last month after former Saints backup Teddy Bridgewater signed with the rival Carolina Panthers. “But he also has earned the opportunity to play and help us win football games as a ‘one.’ And what I mean by that — whether you call him a receiver, a tight end, a specialist, also a quarterback — yeah, he’s gonna play.
“He’s too good a football player [not to be on the field]. He’s one of our better football players.”
The Saints will now have four quarterbacks officially in the fold when they sign quarterback Tommy Stevenson out Mississippi State who they drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL draft. Three will compete for any snaps Brees’ misses.
Many people are dubbing the rookie quarterback out of Mississippi State Tommy Stevenson as a “Taysom Hill clone” at 6-foot-5, 236-pound that would be fun to watch.
Stay tuned because the moves for New Orleans may not be done quite yet.