Saints re-sign Taysom Hill through the 2021 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New Orleans Saints signed a quarterback on Sunday. However, they did not finalize their proposed agreement with free agent quarterback Jameis Winston.

Instead, the Saints re-signed quarterback Taysom Hill. Now, the versatile player is signed through the 2021 season.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill celebrates a touchdown against the Houston Texans
Taysom Hill celebrates a touchdown against the Houston Texans (Photo by the Associated Press/Margaret Bowles)

In March, the franchise signed Hill to a one-year, $4.6 million extension. This extension is an additional year onto that contract.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it is a two-year, $21 million extension. This includes $16 million in fully guaranteed money.

Also, Schefter is reporting that his extension includes a $1 million in incentives that include performance. He is reporting that this is a one-year, $16.3 million deal for the 2021 season.

Hill — who the Saints view as their future quarterback once Drew Brees retires — has spent the last three seasons with the team after signing as an undrafted free agent. He has had a huge role with the team over the last two seasons in a lot of specialty plays.

This past season, he appeared in 16 games, including five starts. Hill had 27 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown.

His yards per carry was 5.8.

He also had 19 receptions for 234 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 10.6 yards per reception.

Hill also went 3-of-6 as a quarterback for 55 yards. He also had one kickoff return for 12 yards.

In his brief NFL career, Hill has appeared in 37 games, including nine starts. He has had 64 carries for 352 yards and three touchdowns.

In addition, he has had 22 receptions for 238 yards and six additional touchdowns. He has also gone 6 of 13 for 119 yards and one interception as a passer.

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