Saints: 3 ways Taysom Hill thrived under center in first start

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 22: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints passes the ball in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 22: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints passes the ball in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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He continued to thrive with his feet.

One of the reasons that Taysom Hill was so sought after by Sean Payton is that he played three different positions. He could throw the ball, run the ball, and catch the ball, and he did all of them at a good production rate.

I was afraid that when Hill took over as the starter that he wouldn’t be as effective on the ground. I could not have been more wrong. In fact, he thrived on his feet in control of the offense as the starting quarterback.

Taysom Hill led the Saints in rushing yards and touchdowns yesterday. From the quarterback position, he was able to run 10 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns. He was a playmaker with his feet and that is just what Sean Payton wanted to see out of him.

Going forward, I definitely think that Hill needs to be used more with his legs and in the wildcat format. I still love Jameis Winston, but Hill proved that his feet might be more valuable than Winston’s have ever been.

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