This release is the most unlikely, but it can happen and would be the most surprising if it did happen. For the Saints to release Taysom Hill, these two things would have to fall into place. First, they would have to decide on a starting quarterback other than Hill.
With Jameis Winston already on the team and the potential of them also signing someone else, it definitely is trending toward Taysom Hill not being the starter in New Orleans. With the contract that he received last year, he is too expensive not to start.
Hill had previously stated that he wanted to be the starter or he wanted out of New Orleans. If he is disgruntled at not being the starter, then the Saints should be willing to release him or trade him. If they can’t find a trade partner, then release becomes the only scenario.
This would also save the Saints roughly $12 million per year. For a team that is up against the cap limit, the savings would be worth it — especially for a quarterback who isn’t starting even if he is considered a good “gadget” player.