Former Saints coach Sean Payton saw potential in him. Taysome Hill as a double threat option as full-time quarterback. Hill trained during the 2021 off-season in this position but lost his starting job due to Jamis Winston.
Winston’s knee injury at the end of the season allowed Hill to start five career games as a quarterback last season. Hill also started four other games with either wide receiver or tight end.
New Saints coach Dennis Allen said in March that Hill would focus on the tight end with Winston as their starting quarterback and Andy Dalton as the main backup.
But the Swiss Army knife will still be used at quarterback and other positions, Allen said Thursday.
“I look at Thaisom Hill as weapons in various fields” Allen said via video from Jack Culotta Jr. of Boot Krewe Media. “We talk about positionless defensive players all the time. I don’t know if “out of office” is the right word for Thaisom. He is a multi-position player. I look at it as a weapon in the passage of the game. I look at him as a weapon playing quarterback. I look at him with the ball in my hands. I look at him in special teams in a wide variety of areas. And so there are a lot of places where Tysome Hill can help this football team win, and we want to use him in all these different roles.”
Hill played quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, running back, and on special teams.
In 2018, Hill only played 64 of his 661 snaps, including special teams, as a Pro Football Focus quarterback. A year later, Hill only played 41 of his 528 snaps as a quarterback. This appears to be the direction in which Hill’s career is heading back.
During his quarterback career, Hill completed 64.2 percent of passes for 2,025 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Former Saints quarterback Drew Brees said that Hill should take “a minimum of 10 to 15 snaps as a quarterback per game, just given the threat he poses.”