His arm looked better than expected.
One of the biggest questions on Hill’s inexperience to be the starter of the Saints was the fact that he has only thrown a handful of passes in his entire NFL career. However, that did not stop Hill from proving every doubter, including myself, wrong.
He threw the ball 18 times for 233 yards. He might not have thrown any touchdowns, but he still thrived. One of the things that was of concern for Drew Brees was the fact that he wasn’t throwing the ball down the field enough.
Brees’ average air yard distance was less than five yards. With Hill under center, he was able to throw an average of 10.3 yards per pass. He was not only completing a plethora of passes, but he was also throwing the ball down the field.
The mind and arm behind Taysom Hill might actually make him a good starting quarterback. As for his future with the team after Brees’ leaves, I am not as adamite as I was before about Hill not getting the job over someone else.