He has proven to be effective at quarterback and tight end.
Former Saints head coach Sean Payton had modest success with him under center.
Likewise, he has the ability to make catches when he lines up as a receiver.
His versatility earned him a contract that could give him more money if he becomes the team’s starting quarterback.
He could take home anywhere from $40 to $95 million, including $22 million guaranteed.
Hill can earn the maximum value of his contract if he ends up the team’s featured play-caller for the next four seasons.
Unfortunately, the chances of that scenario happening are slim after what Saints reporter Nick Underhill shared.
Dennis Allen says the plan is to have Taysom Hill focus on tight end
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 29, 2022
Underhill tweeted, “Dennis Allen says the plan is to have Taysom Hill focus on tight end.”
Allen would know better because he is familiar with the quarterbacks on their roster.
Likewise, it’s hard to see Hill being the starter after the Saints brought back Jameis Winston after his ACL surgery.
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The roles that Winston and Hill must fulfill are defined clearly.
Winston showed promise when he led the Saints to a 5-2 record before suffering the season-ending injury.
He looked comfortable in orchestrating the offense even if he did not put up huge numbers.
Meanwhile, Hill became the team’s third option at quarterback because Payton turned to Trevor Siemian as Winston’s replacement.
Hill got his opportunity but he could not replicate the success he had in 2020 when Drew Brees was out.
This season, it’s best to give Winston his opportunity to play quarterback without any threats to his position.
In that case, Hill will be better off being an extra blocker or receiver.