Saints’ Hill is more than a gadget threat who will get more involved
The Saints sought out to help Drew Brees on offense this offseason. The team signed a highly touted wide receiver, Emmanual Sanders, to a 2-year, $16 million dollar contract.
The dangerous Emmanuel Sanders, Offensive Player of the Year Micahel Thomas, and Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara will be the primary targets for the Drew Brees-led offense by far.
These play-makers will make their mark, but they can’t replace Taysom Hill’s role or hinder his potential production. There won’t be another offensive skill player to line up at fullback and have the same speed, or receiver that can come in for quick screens/passes to produce the same damage that a fresh Taysom Hill has to offer.
Bleacher Report showed that Taysom Hill actually runs a noticeably faster 40 time (4.44) than Alvin Kamara (4.56) and Michael Thomas (4.57), isn’t only built like a tight end. Still, he can run downhill faster and run over defenders better than most elite NFL skill players.
Hill put the whole NFL on notice last year in the playoffs when he performed as the best player on the football field between the Saints and Vikings. Field Yates, a reporter for ESPN, stated on twitter that Taysom Hill was the first player in NFL Playoffs history to obtain 50 passing yards, 20 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown in the same game.
This happened on the same day where Drew Brees and Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas, took the field. Sean Payton will continue to do whatever it takes to win and swiss army knife, Taysom Hill is the only player on the Saints to have a unique role.
Inside Hook even reported how Drew Brees went out to say that he’s fine with Hill doing whatever it takes to help the team win by saying, “If that means Taysom Hill is taking 30 snaps a game, 25 snaps a game, so be it. I’m all for it.”
The recently paid undrafted quarterback out of BYU will look to outperform last year’s performance in any Saints role for the upcoming 2020 season.