Saints Re-Sign QB Taysom Hill to Two-Year Deal

Taysom Hill in 2018
Taysom Hill in 2018. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/Shutterstock

The New Orleans Saints re-signed backup quarterback Taysom Hill to a two-year contract over the weekend, allowing the signal caller to continue learning behind starter Drew Brees.

Hill, who has spent the entirety of his NFL career with the Saints after being signed out of BYU in 2017, has agreed to a contract that contains $16 million in guaranteed money and could reach a total of $21 depending on performance incentives.

While Hill spent last season as the team’s third-string quarterback, he has a unique role with the Saints that sees him used in other facets during the team’s games. For instance, Hill has been used as a kick returner, a receiver, and a “gunner” on punt plays, which has given him the nickname of the “Human Swiss Army Knife” due to his versatility.

Hill is expected to continue in a similar role with New Orleans this season, serving as the third-string quarterback behind Brees and a yet-unknown backup QB. There are currently rumors that the franchise is making an effort to sign free agent quarterback Jameis Winston to back up Brees.

The Idaho native’s reasons for staying in New Orleans were clear. He said, “I’ve felt a lot of love from the organization and the fan base. My wife and I always wanted to stay in New Orleans, so this worked out perfect.”

Hill will break camp with the team later this summer.

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