2 contracts the New Orleans Saints wish they could take back
In all honesty, the Saints probably don’t regret giving Taysom Hill the deal he currently has because they just signed him to this extension a few months ago. At that time, he was nearing the end of a previous deal he signed with the team that also seemed strange, yet Sean Payton and New Orleans once again proved that they can’t quit Hill (and now Payton isn’t even with the team).
Hill’s current deal is for four years worth, at a minimum, $40 million. His contract is tricky, as it’s based on what position he plays with the team. If he’s the starting quarterback, he can earn nearly $100 million over the next four years.
The Saints might not regret this deal now but if they’re unable to trade for a big-name quarterback like Russell Wilson or sign a big-name wide receiver because of financial issues, everyone will look to this Hill deal.
To make matters worse, New Orleans is taking a $12 million cap hit from Hill this year and he might not even play due to the Lisfranc injury he sustained in Week 18.
It feels like Hill will be in the black and gold forever because this team can’t seem to move on from him but this might be a deal they end up regretting down the road.
When looking at the Saints’ contract situation for 2022, it’s really hard to figure out what they can do to simply get the team back over the cap. They’re in quite the hole right now but as we’ve seen this team do time and time again, they’ll figure something out, even if it’s just kicking the can down the road for next year.