Taysom Hill will no longer play quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.
At this week’s NFL meeting, new New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen officially gave up on Sean Payton’s feverish dream of using Taysom Hill as a quarterback in any capacity.
When Payton quit coaching, his former defensive coordinator is now calling shots in the Big Easy. It is clear that Hill never had any prowess in midfield for long at the highest level, but Payton was dead when he proved everyone wrong. While the 30-year-old quarterback that once ran against BYU is valuable, it is not central to the Saints.
Jameis Winston will be the starting midfielder for the Saints this year, and possibly next, and add Andy Dalton as a substitute for him. That means the dream of Taysom Hill craze is over, with Hill following the Logan Thomas/Tim Tebow path moving from an imprecise college downtown to an NFL tight end.” converted”.
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This is really homely. Because Payton has accumulated equity with Who Dat Nation and the NFL in general, he can hire a limited passer like Hill in quarterback if he deems it suitable. But with Payton retiring and potentially heading to a radio station or movie set, it’s not in Allen’s interest to use Hill in this way. He was successful in his first stint as an NFL head coach.
Not only that, but this season has put a lot of pressure on offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. If he really wanted to try with Hill in midfield, he could, but there was one tiny flaw in this revamped Saints staffer. As a result, the Saints will be more cautious as they can no longer rely on Payton.
If Hill can contribute to exceptional teams, in the reception game like a tight finish or running Wildcat in some cases, that would be fantastic. However, the Saints are no longer in a position where they can try to reinvent the wheel in midfield. With the NFC South being so terrible, they can absolutely make it to the knockout stage with a score of 10-7 as long as Winston remains the starter.
The only thing more crushed than Hill’s dreams at NFL meetings is his bank account.
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