Given his contract extensions this offseason, it’d be tough to trade Taysom Hill. No team is going to understand how to use him like the Saints, but his showing this season have been anything but what the team had hoped.
Hill, who they’ll pay around $21 to the next two seasons, recorded under ten all-purpose yards in the team’s Week 3 loss. He has 27 rushing yards and 15 receiving yards while having only one pass attempt, a 38-yard completion.
That’s not good enough for a player of his caliber and with his level of expectations entering the season. Hill is a unique Swiss Army knife. While he may never be a true starting quarterback, he has the traits to make an impact.
The Saints also have Jameis Winston, so they would still have a capable backup quarterback still. It’s not that dealing Hill would immediately cripple the team as they have utility players like Ty Montgomery.
No team was going to pay the first-round tender for Hill, so no team will likely take the cap hit he’d bring either. However, the Saints, given his struggles, should at least look to move unless they view they can make him efficient again.