Saints coach Sean Payton maintains his position on the Taysom Hill train; says all 31 teams would be interested if he were available.
The New Orleans Saints ended yet another season in disappointing fashion last year. They finished first in the NFC South at 12-4 but couldn’t make it out of the Divisional round when they ran into Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A lot of issues stemmed from that loss for the Saints, including a quarterback controversy. The Saints signed Jameis Winston to a one-year deal back in April of 2020 but decided to start Taysom Hill when veteran Drew Brees went down earlier in the season. This surprised a lot of people since Winston was healthy and available.
Since the final game, it’s been speculated that Brees will retire and try his hand in the broadcast booth, leaving the Saints to figure out what to do about replacing him.
Sean Payton continues to praise Taysom Hill
Head coach Sean Payton has been on record about how high he is on Taysom Hill. Now it seems like he’s the leader of Hill’s fan club. Take a look at what he had to say about Hill below.
Payton said that if Hill were made available, all 31 other NFL teams would be suitors for him strictly because he could play any position on the field. He says Hill’s athleticism allows the Saints to play a different brand of football when he’s on the field. It’s still unclear whether or not Payton will choose to name Hill his starting quarterback though.
The Saints will need to come to terms with the ending of the Drew Brees era in New Orleans and name his replacement sooner than later. With elite quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Matt Ryan still in the division, New Orleans will need to put itself in a position to compete.