It’s a mixture of old and new personnel for the New Orleans Saints for the 2022 NFL season.
Former defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is now their head coach after Sean Payton stepped down from the position.
On offense, they will have Jameis Winston back as the projected starting quarterback after signing a two-year contract.
Michael Thomas will also suit up after an ankle injury that required surgery.
While their starting rotation is somewhat established, Taysom Hill‘s role with the squad is still uncertain.
He’s like an all-purpose tool that can be used in multiple ways.
Even Allen doesn’t have a definitive answer for Hill’s position because he can do so much on the field.
Dennis Allen on Taysom Hill: “I see Taysom Hill as a weapon…in the passing game, at the QB position, on special teams…there’s a ton of places where Taysom Hill can help us win, and we want to utilize him in all those different roles.” @BootKreweMedia #Saints pic.twitter.com/WFbVybMdUU
— Jack Culotta, Jr. (@TalkCulotta) June 16, 2022
Allen said, “I see Taysom Hill as a weapon…in the passing game, at the QB position, on special teams. There’s a ton of places where Taysom Hill can help us win, and we want to utilize him in all those different roles.”
He added, “We talk about positionless players on defense. I don’t know if positionless is the right term for Taysom but multiple position player. I look at him as a weapon in the quarterback position. I look at him as a weapon with the ball in his hands.”
Hill Will Play For Saints, One Way Or Another
For that reason, Hill signed one of the more confusing contracts in the NFL.
He signed a four-year, hybrid type of contract that could pay him from $40 million to $95 million.
That number includes $22.5 million in guaranteed money.
The lower end of the range is for when he suits up as a tight end.
In contrast, the upper value is if he becomes that team’s starting quarterback.
Hill has taken over 700 snaps under center and has a 7-2 record as a starter in that position.