Taysom Hill has been the Saints’ backup for multiple years now and has had the opportunity to fill in this time when Brees’ got hurt so we could see what he has.
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 thrown for over 250 yards just once in four starts. But, he has proven that he can win, but that may not be enough.
Taysom Hill has not been what Teddy Bridgewater was last year, and he won’t be what Jameis Winston could be. I’m not saying that Winston needs to be the future of the team, but you have to realize that Taysom Hill is already 30 years old.
He maybe has five to six years left before he will retire if it is not before then. The Saints need a rookie or an under 26-year-old quarterback who can take over the team for years to come not just a couple of year spotter.
For these reasons, it would make the most sense to trade Taysom Hill this offseason.