Taysom Hill came into a Drew Brees injury and started three games before Sunday night. He won all three of those games and was looking like a bright light for the Saints. The keyword in that sentence is “looking.” Hill really hasn’t been that talented in his four starts.
I will admit, I was impressed with his first start.
However, game by game he is proving that he is not ready nor may ever be ready to be the future starter in the post-Brees era. Taysom Hill has yet to throw for over 250 yards in a single game. But, he has proven that he can win, and that may be enough.
He has shown ups and downs too from 233 yards to 78 to 235 in three weeks. The biggest reason by far that Hill is a good portion to blame for this loss though is his turnovers. In the last five games for the Saints, Hill has totaled EIGHT fumbles! He had one Sunday night.
There are starting running backs that go full seasons without eight fumbles and Hill has that many in five games. For some reason, he can not hold on to the ball. He also adds one interception tonight to make eleven turnover opportunities in five starts.