Saints: 3 reasons why Taysom Hill will be better than he was last year
By Jake Rajala
In Week 1, the New Orleans Saints were battling the Houston Texans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday Night Football.
The Monday night classic featured the Texans, who are the closest located NFL team to the Saints, yet NOLA.com states how the Saints have just played the Texans, four times, which is the fewest games against any opponent for the Saints team.
The game turned into an aerial attack through the air, with Deshaun Watson and Drew Brees exchanging blows through the five combined passing touchdowns. There was another quarterback who scored a touchdown, and that was when Drew Brees completed a nine-yard pass to quarterback Taysom Hill in the end zone.
Millions of viewers who may not follow the NFL or the Saints may have pondered why a receiver with a “7” number was catching touchdown passes from the vintage Drew Brees.
That number “7” receiver is, in fact, a quarterback who scored 7 total touchdowns in the 2019 regular season, as he often lines up at wide receiver, running back, tight end, full back, kick returner, and occasionally quarterback.
The Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill allows bright head coach Sean Payton to stay up late at night, brewing together more playing designs to get the Saints back up quarterback involved. During the Saints Thanksgiving game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Taysom Hill charge was in full effect.
The quarterback blocked a punt on a series, made a touchdown catch on the next offensive series, then later on in the contest, he showed why Saints Wire reported he was the third-fastest player in Madden 21 when Hill scored a 31 rushing touchdown going untouched.
Nobody earned a turkey leg more than Taysom Hill during the 2019 slate of Thanksgiving games.
The future is bright for the former Brigham Young University quarterback, as he inked a 2-year, $21 million contract this past offseason. Hill, who goes to the special teams’ meetings, quarterback meetings and is one of the few quarterbacks around the league to squat with the lineman, will look to make plays on the field in any role put on his plate.
Taysom didn’t have four season-ending injuries in college and get cut on the Packers practice squad to act out as a one-year wonder.
The 29-year-old quarterback, who Sean Payton has compared to the hall of Famer, Steve Young, is just scratching the surface as he is the only Saints quarterback to make big plays with Drew Brees on the bench.
Let’s take a look at three reasons why Taysom Hill could produce a better outing than his impressive 2019 season.