Taysom Hill signed an extension with the New Orleans Saints back in April. That extension is currently worth $21 million over the next two seasons with $16 million guaranteed. Is Hill worth that price tag?
According to the masses on Twitter, the answer is a resounding no.
During the Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sean Peyton utilized Hill incorrectly once again, putting him in sporadically and only whenever quarterback Drew Brees seemed to find a rhythm.
Saints fans, analysts and other casual observers on social media are absolutely sick of it, too.
why dont you take taysom hill’s 3rd down touches
and give them to alvin kamara pic.twitter.com/Q11SMo4kHK
— charles (#1 going hyperdrive fan) mcdonald (@FourVerts) October 13, 2020
If the Saints offense was a Ferrari Taysom Hill would be the brakes.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 13, 2020
Sean Payton when asked about wasting downs on Taysom Hill plays: pic.twitter.com/0wa37689aQ
— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) October 13, 2020
Taysom Hill is like a flip phone. Once upon a time it was a cool gadget but now it’s incredibly lame.
— Joe Osborne (@JTFOz) October 13, 2020
Sean Payton’s Taysom Hill usage is like when your favorite band plays the shitty single from its worst album.
— Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan) October 13, 2020
Taysom Hill turned like 4 career good NFL plays into $21 million
I honestly respect the hustle
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) October 13, 2020
Saints: “Taysom Hill please play a significant role for this team”
Taysom Hill: pic.twitter.com/ZXaGo35Zrc
— Texas 3-Step Podcast 🤠 (@Texas3Step) October 13, 2020
Peyton has a serious infatuation with Hill, and no one can really figure out why. But will the Super Bowl winning coach eventually get away from the big investment that is the gadget quarterback? More than likely, the answer is no.
Better get used to it.
Hill was an undrafted free agent out of BYU back in 2017. At 30 years old, he is now considered one of the oldest “developmental” quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s a good thing the Saints are not hurting for cap space.
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