4 contracts holding the Saints back right now

New Orleans is currently in big trouble, financially.

New Orleans Saints, Ryan Ramczyk
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3. Taysom Hill, QB

One of the strangest situations in New Orleans, for a couple of years now, has been that of Taysom Hill. The way I see it, the Saints have been throwing money away by paying Hill. That might seem like a strong sentiment, but what has Hill really provided the offense for a guy getting paid the way he does?

In 2024 and 2025, Hill is set to count $15.7 million against the salary cap. We're talking about a guy who doesn't have a clear position and has played 33 and 38 percent of snaps in 2022 and 2023, respectively. The playing time and production shouldn't warrant the type of money he's being paid, but here we are.

He might be a multi-threat on offense, and sure, he's great at getting it into the end zone when the team is close enough to punch it in. But, in today's NFL, you can find other ways to score touchdowns with players who are either more incorporated into the offense or who are deserving of the money he's being paid.

Lastly, when Hill is in the game under center, you can almost bet on the fact that he's taking it and running with it. Defenses aren't fooled anymore, and he's been more of a disservice to this offense than he has helped it.

If New Orleans were to do what they've been good at doing and continuing to push money down the road, they could restructure Hill this offseason and save over $6 million by doing so.