New Orleans Saints make a QB statement with Taysom Hill extension

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints extended Taysom Hill on Monday, according to Adam Schefter. Per Schefter’s tweet, the extension could be worth between $40 million and $95 million depending on what position he plays.

Hill’s contracts have always been unique due to the kind of player that he is and this one falls into that category as well. This also is a statement surrounding the Saints’ quarterback situation, as the team wouldn’t be doing this if they didn’t plan to start Hill at quarterback this season, potentially even as early as Thursday night.

At this point, no one would be shocked to see Hill taking the snaps, as Trevor Siemian hasn’t lifted the offense much. That’s not a surprise considering he’s a backup quarterback.

Taysom Hill extension should get him starting QB snaps

I liked this tweet from Jeff Nowak because it rings true. As he mentions in the tweet, if Hill is making $22.5 million, he better be starting at quarterback. He’s best when he can be used in an offensive weapon type of role, but at this point, New Orleans needs any kind of spark it can get on offense.

With the Saints riding a three-game skid, the time is now for them to put Hill in at quarterback. It’s a short week and the team is really trending downwards. Putting Hill in could end up not mattering but it could also recharge this Saints offense.

This could also mean that the Saints are planning to roll with Taysom Hill at quarterback moving forward. Maybe that means they don’t re-sign Jameis Winston in the offseason or maybe we’re facing the same situation we were this past summer.

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Whatever the reason for this extension, Taysom Hill is tied to New Orleans for another four years. Rejoice, Saints fans, rejoice.