Hill had a 38-yard pass, a 14-yard catch, and a 13-yard run. He again proved that he can do everything on the field.
It was assumed that Hill may be used less in his versatile, Swiss Army knife role in order to prepare him more for a starting quarterback look. That appears to be the opposite of what they’ll do, and Hill reminded us why he’s so unique against the Bucs.
Jenkins was on Chris Godwin, arguably the best receiver he’ll match up against all season. Jenkins took an interception back for a touchdown. He ended with 8 solo tackles and a pass deflection as well.
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Kamara had two touchdowns and should’ve had a third. He didn’t do too much yardage wise, but he did get in the end zone. Scoring is how you win the game, and Kamara did just that in the team’s opener.
Early on, Brees shied away from Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, throwing to Cook, Hill, and Kamara. Cook managed seven targets and totaled five receptions and a team-high 80 yards. The veteran tight end had three games of seven-plus targets in 2019.
Murray was signed to a four-year deal last offseason. He played well when he was the lead back, and coming into 2020, Murray’s stock was low given Kamara being fully healthy. In Week 1, he out-touched Kamara in the run game, totaling 15 carries to the three-time Pro Bowlers 12.
Murray had just 48 yards so we’ll need to see more in the future, but the team clearly has a high level of trust in him.