This season, Taysom Hill has been getting quite a bit of flack for his performances. It’s actually been Sean Payton on the hot seat by many for the way he allows Hill to operate in the offense. Hill has been a staple of this offense for the way he can receive, run, pass, and block.
Typically, even when lining up as a quarterback, Hill just operates in a wildcat-like format and runs the ball. On Sunday, Hill ended with a team-high 54 rushing yards, 48 passing yards and 21 receiving yards.
He was a difference-maker for the Saints, and it’s a good confidence boost for Payton and his trust in Hill’s importance in the offense. This will be a story to follow for the rest of the season as Hill hasn’t been great for the bulk of games yet proved he can be the difference for New Orleans.
Last night, he changed the game. Hill thrived in arguably his best game of the season as he averaged 24 yards per game, 7.7 per rush and 21 per reception. He wasn’t used too often, but when given a chance, Hill was easily the team’s most efficient player.