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Taysom Hill agrees to new Saints contract - reports

By Sports Desk November 22, 2021

All-purpose offensive weapon Taysom Hill has agreed to a new four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. 

Multiple outlets reported the deal, which ESPN says could more than double in value if Hill ends up settling in as the Saints' starting quarterback. 

The 31-year-old is in the final season of his existing two-year, $21million deal and will be paid at a similar rate going forward if he remains a hybrid player for New Orleans. 

He is guaranteed $22.5m but could make up to $40m for staying in his current role or as much as $95m if he takes over as the reguar QB. 

Hill has spent this season as a backup to starting quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Trevor Siemian while also seeing regular time at running back and receiver. 

Injuries have limited Hill's playing time this season. Through seven games, he has rushed the ball 20 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns, caught four passes for 52 yards and completed seven of eight passes for 56 yards with an interception. 

A member of the Saints since the end of the 2017 preseason, Hill saw his most extensive NFL playing time last year. 

He started four games at quarterback in place of the injured Drew Brees, completing 72.7 per cent of his passes for 928 yards with four touchdowns and an interception for the season. He also rushed for 457 yards and eight TDs and caught a touchdown pass.

 

 

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