Taysom Hill report card from important Week 17 win vs. Panthers

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill -Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill -Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

The New Orleans Saints continue to find ways to win and stay in playoff contention and they did so once again. For whatever reason, when Taysom Hill is the starting quarterback, New Orleans keeps on winning games.

This was another ugly win for NOLA but they continue to remain the playoff hunt as a result of the 18-10 victory over Carolina. Now, they’ll enter Week 18 in a must-win game and also have to hope for a 49ers loss if they want to make the postseason.

Hill hasn’t been great since taking over as the starter but this team rallies behind him and they continue to win games when he’s out there taking the snaps. What grade does he deserve for his efforts on Sunday?

Let’s grade Taysom Hill’s Week 17 performance vs. Panthers.

Hill finished the game completing 17 of 28 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 45 yards off of 12 carries. He missed last week due to landing on the COVID-19 list but proved that he’s the right guy to lead the team to victory.

Hill wasn’t great in this one. He missed wide open receivers on several occasions and the final numbers indicated that he was just good enough to get the team the win. While the numbers aren’t out of this world, Hill did look decent as a passer. He developed good chemistry with Alvin Kamara, which is exactly what this offense needs if they want to be put up points and actually be competitive.

Hill and Marquez Callaway are also getting in sync, as Callaway had his third straight impressive game. If these two can continue to gel, maybe the offense can get something going in time for the playoffs (assuming that they make it).

With all of this in mind, I’m giving Hill a B- for his efforts. He didn’t turn the ball over, which was always a knock on him and he developed good chemistry with the two players that this offense needs to perform in Kamara and Callaway.

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What grade do you think Hill deserves for his performance against the Panthers?