Saints take Tommy Stevens, a Taysom Hill clone

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Drew Brees will be back for another year as the Saints’ starting quarterback, and Taysom Hill will back Brees up. But the Saints needed a third quarterback on the roster, and now they have one.

The Saints selected Tommy Stevens, a quarterback from Mississippi State, in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL draft.

Interestingly, the player Stevens has most often been compared to is Hill: Stevens didn’t have a great college career, but he did have a versatile one, showing some talent as a passer and runner at Mississippi State and before that at Penn State. Stevens said recently that he thinks Hill’s success with the Saints could open some NFL doors for him.

“To see him succeed at the highest possible level, a very similar guy, similar body types, he’s able to make plays,” Stevens said of Hill. “And it’s really cool to see him do it, possibly open up the door for other guys that are like me and him.”

Now Stevens will get an up-close look at how Hill contributes in New Orleans. And the Saints may ask Stevens to take over Hill’s role in the future, if Hill ever replaces Brees as the starting quarterback.

8 responses to “Saints take Tommy Stevens, a Taysom Hill clone

  1. I had 34 QBs ahead of Tommy Stevens. Not a QB in the NFL. Worse than Nick Fitzgerald. I don’t understand why the Saints felt the need to trade up for a guy who definitely was not going to get drafted. But hey, what do I know?

  2. The Saints have the dumbest drafts of all time. This one is up there with the Ricky Williams one. So incompetent!

    Think of New England’s draft formula but the exact opposite. And then trade away the farm for as many future years as you can.

  3. Tyler Hills says:
    April 25, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    I had 34 QBs ahead of Tommy Stevens. Not a QB in the NFL. Worse than Nick Fitzgerald. I don’t understand why the Saints felt the need to trade up for a guy who definitely was not going to get drafted. But hey, what do I know?
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    Because if they wanted him, but do not draft him, he is free to sign with any team. I see questions like this every draft from people who have obviously not thought through the entire process, and assume a team could automatically have just signed this guy if not drafted. If a team really wants a player, they will draft him, and sometimes get him less expensively than having to bid against other teams as a free agent (though, not true free agent type money).

  4. Some fans don’t understand what it’s like to have their team have so very few holes to fill and so much leeway to tinker with late round picks. Having 12 draft picks would be a waste on this squad…how many would get cut?

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