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  Saints | Taysom Hill runs for pair of touchdowns    Sun Nov 22, 07:20 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill completed 18-of-23 passes for 233 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons and he ran 10 times for a game-high 51 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start.

Footballguys view: The Saints made an effort to keep Hill in the pocket as a passer and after a slow start, he had a solid second half. His two rushing scores made him a huge fantasy hit and he'll be starting QB1 consideration against the Broncos next week. He should be a waiver wire pickup if he wasn't already.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill could be long-term solution at QB    Sun Nov 22, 12:10 PM

One reason why the New Orleans Saints decided to have QB Taysom Hill start over QB Jameis Winston for Week 11's game against the Atlanta Falcons is that head coach Sean Payton is curious if Hill would be a viable long-term solution under center for the organization. 'Sean just wants to know,' a source familiar with his thinking said.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill will start    Fri Nov 20, 10:20 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill will start in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Saints could be doing this make the Falcons preparation more difficult but Hill's upside as an everydown quarterback is very high because of his running ability and he should be considered a high ceiling QB2/Superflex/Streamer and an automatic start over anyone except Travis Kelce in leagues where he has tight end eligibility.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill getting starter reps    Fri Nov 20, 09:53 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill has received starter repetitions in practice this week and could be in line for his first start at quarterback in Week 11.

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  Saints | Sean Payton mum on Week 11 starting QB    Mon Nov 16, 04:04 PM

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton declined to announce Monday, Nov. 16, whether he intends to start Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill in place of the injured Drew Brees in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Winston was ...well, Winston-like filling in for an injured Brees in Week 10. He's got more experience and would likely be the starter with Brees out of action for the foreseeable future. However, Hill might get the shot or at least get more snaps as a quarterback with Brees out.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill does a little bit of everything    Mon Nov 9, 01:07 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill ran seven times for 54 yards, completed two passes for 48 yards and caught a 21-yard pass during the team's 38-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill scores a touchdown    Tue Oct 13, 12:53 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill ran three times for 13 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he did not have any catches on two targets while also posting one incompletion.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill to remain a specialist?    Sat Jun 13, 09:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill will continue to play multiple position even if QB Drew Brees misses time in 2020, according to Larry Holder of The Athletic, and Holder believes QB Jameis Winston will take over the traditional backup role that Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater filled last year.

Footballguys view: Hill did catch six touchdowns last year and he seems to perk up the offense when he gets on the field, so keeping him in this role is smart, but it doesn't necessarily have to preclude the team from having him serve as the backup. They would need to carry a third quarterback anyway in case Hill gets hurt, but it is surprising that a player expected to take over at quarterback next year isn't trusted to be a backup this year.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill next in line?    Fri May 22, 09:35 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill will 'be the guy' when QB Drew Brees retires, according to Jay Glazer of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: That's been 'the word' for some time, so nothing really new here. Hill may actually get more work behind Brees this year, not just as a gadget quarterback. Of course, Hill will have to beat out free agent addition Jameis Winston to win the primary backup job behind Brees in 2020.

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  Saints | New Orleans to hold competition for backup job    Thu May 21, 06:40 PM

New Orleans Saints QBs Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will have to compete and beat out the competition to back up QB Drew Brees in 2020, according to head coach Sean Payton Thursday, May 21.

Footballguys view: The word is Hill is going to get more playing time this year, even if that's as a gadget/third-string quarterback. Winston has all the starting experience and is the better passer, so we're expecting him to win the primary backup job behind Brees.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill gets extension    Sun Apr 26, 11:49 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill received a one-year extension on top of the one-year, $4.6 million tender he received in March, according to a source. His deal now runs through the 2021 season.

Footballguys view: Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the deal includes $16 million guaranteed. Hill should see an expanded role in 2020 with this hefty price tag for a 'third-string' quarterback. The Saints are expected to sign Jameis Winston to a one-year deal in order to back up Drew Brees.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill to participate in activities    Mon Apr 20, 02:02 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill does not plan on signing his one-year tender at this point but will participate in the virtual offseason program, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The first-round tender on Hill is worth around $4.6 million for this season. He's going to continue as a backup to Drew Brees and jack-of-all-trades football player who can pass, catch and run with the ball.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill officially tendered    Mon Mar 16, 07:02 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill received the first-round tender offer Monday, March 16.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill gets first-round tender    Mon Mar 16, 04:45 PM

Updating a previous report, restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill (Saints) received a first-round tender from the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 16.

Footballguys view: The Saints are trying to keep Hill around as the heir apparent to Drew Brees. This first-round tender should keep him with the Saints and deter any other team from making a run at him. Hill might get onto the field a bit more in 2020 as the team tries to keep Brees fresh.

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  Saints | NO expects deal with Taysom Hill soon    Fri Mar 6, 08:43 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill is a player the Saints expect to sign to a new contract before the start of free agency.

Footballguys view: They have a first-round tender on Hill and most speculate that the team thinks he's the quarterback of the future. Drew Brees is coming back for one more season in 2020, but Hill could play more this year and then take over as the starter in 2021.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill to receive highest tender    Fri Mar 6, 06:05 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill will receive the first-round tender this offseason, according to a source.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill open to leaving New Orleans    Mon Feb 10, 05:03 PM

Impending free-agent QB Taysom Hill told 97.5 The Fanatic's Rob Maaddi during Super Bowl week that he views himself as a franchise quarterback and is open to leaving the New Orleans Saints if they don't share that view. However, he also emphasized he 'loves' playing with QB Drew Brees and hopes to continue doing so.

Footballguys view: Hill is a restricted free agent and we'll see what kind of tender the Saints put hon him. The rest of the league is trying to find a quarterback like Hill who can work as a gadget player to be featured as a runner, passer or receiver. We think he stays with the Saints...but we'll see if Brees returns for another season ahead of him on the depth chart.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill may receive top tender    Sun Feb 2, 02:58 PM

New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent QB Taysom Hill may receive the first-round tender offer this offseason.

Footballguys view: It seems like the Saints are pretty intent on keeping Hill around as a gadget player and change-of-pace quarterback. Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater are also set to be free agents this offseason, so the Saints have some interesting decisions to make at the position. First things first, Brees has to announce that he's going to keep playing and not retire.

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  Saints | Drew Brees willing to share load    Fri Jan 31, 09:09 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would be willing to give more snaps to QB Taysom Hill if both players return in 2020. 'Call the plays that puts us in the best position to win,' Brees said. 'If that means Taysom Hill is taking 30 snaps a game, 25 snaps a game, so be it.'

Footballguys view: Brees, Hill and Teddy Bridgewater are all free agents this offseason. The Saints have some big decisions to make, provided that Brees does not retire. They won't be able to keep all three quarterbacks, but re-signing Brees and Hill might be the way they go.

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  Saints | Sean Payton expects QB change    Thu Jan 30, 01:14 PM

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 30, that he doesn't expect QBs/pending free agents Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill will all be back with the Saints next season. To have all three of those guys back is probably very unlikely,' Payton said. 'You really appreciate the season you had when you had all three of them.'

Footballguys view: Change is part of the game, and getting all three quarterbacks back in 2020 just isn't going to happen. Brees could remain as the starter if he decides he wants to keep playing and can come to an agreement with the Saints. Bridgewater was incredibly effective as the starter while Brees was out in 2019, and he could be the heir apparent to Brees. Hill is a great part-time player and will have a market for his services because of his versatility as a passer, runner and receiver.

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  Saints | New Orleans loses Wild Card game    Sun Jan 5, 04:38 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-33 for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taysom Hill completed a 50-yard pass, rushed for 50 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 25 yards and one touchdown during the game. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries and caught eight passes for 34 yards. RB Latavius Murray rushed for 21 yards on five carries. WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 70 yards on eight targets. TE Jared Cook caught five passes for 54 yards on five targets, while WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 18 yards on two targets.

Footballguys view: The Saints just couldn't stop the Vikings offense down the stretch. There was a potential non-call on Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph when he pushed off to score a touchdown in overtime, but so many other opportunities slipped through the Saints fingers on Sunday. It's another disappointing end for the Saints in the postseason. The Saints are now the first team in NFL history to have six straight playoff eliminations by one score and the second team since the Packers from 2013-15 to be eliminated in three straight postseasons on the final play of the game.

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  Saints | Week 17 final stats for Saints    Sun Dec 29, 04:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees wrapped up the regular season with 19-of-30 passing for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Latavius Murray led the team with 61 rushing yards on 17 attempts, while RB Alvin Kamara posted eight runs for 39 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in two grabs for 18 yards. WR Tre'Quan Smith led the way with five grabs for 56 yards and a score, and QB Taysom Hill had a 45-yard touchdown on his only grab while running for four yards. WR Michael Thomas was held to just 37 yards on four grabs across nine targets. TE Jared Cook also contributed two catches for 44 yards and a TD. LB A.J. Klein also added a 14-yard interception for touchdown.

Footballguys view: Brees had an easy day in the tune up for a possible game next week against Minnesota if the 49ers beat the Seahawks and a bye and #2 seed if the Seahawks win at home. He may retire after this season, but appears to be in better form than fellow aging quarterbacks Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill hauls in touchdown    Tue Dec 17, 12:52 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill posted two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown while running twice for one yard in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Saints | Two touchdowns for Taysom Hill    Fri Nov 29, 01:16 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill ran twice for 33 yards and a touchdown during the team's Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Hill also caught two passes for 12 yards and a score.

Footballguys view: Hill had a blocked punt in the game too. He's not fantasy relevant, but continues to be one of the most fascinating players to watch the usage of each week.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill finds end zone    Sun Oct 27, 05:13 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill caught three passes for 63 yards and one touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8. He was targeted three times during the game.

Footballguys view: Hill's involvement in the passing game took away the sleeper value of Ted Ginn and tight end Josh Hill in this one.

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  Saints | Teddy Bridgewater expected to start    Sun Sep 22, 08:15 AM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater is expected to get the starting nod for Week 3's game against the Seattle Seahawks, although QB Taysom Hill is likely to see some action during the game as well.

Footballguys view: This is better for the passing game than if Taysom Hill was starting, but Bridgewater is still a desperation play even in 2QB/Superflex leagues. It's possible that the Saints will adjust at the quarterback position as the game goes on.

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  Saints | Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill both will play    Wed Sep 18, 10:40 PM

New Orleans Saints QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill will both play in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks, with head coach Sean Payton declining to name a starter Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Footballguys view: Bridgewater could start but we should see more packages for Hill. The team really likes Hill and he's a unique weapon the team could unleash even more against opponents. We're taking a wait-and-see approach with these quarterbacks.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill does it all    Sun Aug 18, 08:27 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill completed 11 of his 15 pass attempts for 136 yards and two touchdowns and rushed five times for 53 yards in a 19-17 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 18.

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