3 players who need to step up for the Saints to make the playoffs
2. Taysom Hill
New Orleans has started three different quarterbacks this season and barring injury or something unusual, Taysom Hill will likely be the starter in the final four games.
At this point in his career, we all know what Hill is. He’s someone who can make plays with his legs but isn’t going to win the game with his arm. That’s why he’s better suited as an offensive weapon than as a quarterback, as quarterbacks need to be able to throw the ball accurately.
In his two starts this season, Hill has been very up and down.
In the Week 13 loss to the Cowboys, Hill was dominant as a runner, totaling over 100 yards and hurdling a grown man at one point. He threw four interceptions though, three of which came in the fourth quarter. The Saints still had a chance to win but the three picks sank any chances of that actually happening.
This past week, Hill had another underwhelming game as a passer but he found the end zone with his legs twice. A large portion of his rushing yards came on a 44-yard touchdown run late in the game that made the victory look like it was a blowout when it really wasn’t.
If New Orleans wants any chance of making the postseason, their quarterback has to play better. Hill has a new contract and now he has a chance to prove he deserves a shot at starting next season as QB1. Getting the team to the playoffs would do just that.