Number Three: Taysom Hill, Lose
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill enters the 2020 season with a lot to lose. Aside from the two-year, 21 million dollar deal, the Saints gave him, Hill is lined up to lose more in the long run than gain.
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The Saints currently have four quarterbacks on the roster; Drew Brees, who is supposedly grooming Taysom Hill to take over for him once he calls it quits, Jameis Winston, Tommy Stevens, and obviously Hill.
If Brees gets injured next season, will the Saints go with the unproven quarterback who has barely taken any snaps as an NFL signal-caller? Or will they go with last year’s passing yards leader and former number one overall pick in Jameis Winston who they signed for dirt cheap?
It’s hard to decipher what the coaching staff will opt to do if that situation arises. The Saints drafting of Tommy Stevens was also a very interesting move. Stevens is a very mobile quarterback who can act as a dual-threat quarterback and receiver, much like Taysom Hill.
He is expected to be used in the same role as Taysom Hill, making Hill’s position, in theory, replaceable.
The drafting of Tommy Stevens fills the hole Taysom held making Hill’s spot replaceable. The signing of Jameis Winston gives the Saints a trusty backup quarterback who simply needs mentorship, making Hill replaceable.
Hill could thrust into a stereotypical backup quarterback role in 2020 if all the smoke the Saints have been blowing starts to fade away.