Report: Saints officially place first-round tender on Taysom Hill

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The Saints officially have tendered Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill at the first-round level, Charles Robinson of reports.

The cost of the first-round tender is $4.7 million.

The restricted free agent still can negotiate with other teams, but the Saints have a right to match. If they don’t, they will get a first-round pick in return.

Hill signed a three-year contract with the Saints in 2017 after the Packers released him during final roster cuts. Since then, the Saints have lined him up all over the field.

During the 2019 regular season, he had 46 touches for 390 yards and seven touchdowns while completing 3 of 6 passes for 55 yards.

The Saints will re-sign Drew Brees as their starting quarterback and are expected to lose Teddy Bridgewater.

9 responses to “Report: Saints officially place first-round tender on Taysom Hill

  1. Nearly 5 million bucks for a guy who completed three passes and accounted for 400 yrds of offence …

    Nice pay while you can get it …

  2. I hear the Texans’ GM is willing to trade DeShaun Watson and their first round pick for them.

  3. The Pack had him but the coach was too stupid to ever experiment with Hill’s potential.
    He’d have been 3rd string QB on the bench not even getting to hold the clipboard.

  4. one touchdown for every seven touches isn’t a bad average. Having a backup quarterback for less than five million isn’t a bad thing either. I don’t understand the hate.

  5. Not a bad deal, 8 touchdowns on the season and a backup for multiple positions along with special teams and multi role starter.

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