The Swiss army knife of the New Orleans Saints is always a wild card come game day. Here's what Saints fans can expect from him for the 2023 season.
When it comes to Taysom Hill, you never know how he's going to contribute for the New Orleans Saints, but you know he's going to contribute. Offense, special teams, you name it. For Saints fans, it's exciting. For fantasy football fans, it's maddening, but that's a discussion for another day.
While Hill is just shy of age 33 (if you can believe that), and the salary cap hit from his contract is one that would have a lot of people pulling their hair out, that doesn't mean he isn't a contributing factor. He makes tackles on special teams, he can play quarterback, he can be a goal line ball carrier, and to top it all off, he's listed as a tight end.
For 2023, the Saints have had Hill taking reps as a quarterback, and as a tight end, and of course his designed plays that see him controlling the ball and the offense.
However, the Saints seem to have sured up their quarterback situation with the signing of Derek Carr in free agency, not to mention the fact that they also brought back Jameis Winston to back him up. As such, the Saints are looking to utilize his strengths in other ways that best suit the team.
They are reportedly looking to get him more involved in the passing game, but not as a quarterback, as a pass-catcher. So, you know, somethikng more resmbling an actual tight end. For Saints fans, it gives them an idea on what to expect from thei "football player" as described by players and coaches. For fantasy fans, particualrly those with ponts-per-reception, there you go.
While Taysom Hill is the third-oldest player on the roster, it remains to be seen just how this plan transition will pan out, if they really pivot much at all. It's still the dog days of summer after all. Still, we should be able to plan to see him catching more passes if these reports are to be believed, which is never a bad thing considering the growing array of weapons forming for the New Orleans Saints new quarterback.