Saints could use Taysom Hill at quarterback in the red zone

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees has given rise to real questions about his arm strength, causing some to suggest that the Saints should use backup-of-all-trades Taysom Hill when it’s time to take a shot down the field. So, naturally, the Saints may use Hill in a spot where deep passes aren’t needed.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Hill took snaps this week as quarterback in red-zone drills.

The development comes as a time when many are wondering what the Saints are doing with Hill, who received a two-year, $20 million deal. His snaps are down dramatically, his chances with the ball in his hands are down dramatically.

As we argued this week on PFT Live, the Saints should pick a lane. Use him like he was used in the playoff loss to Minnesota, when he was the best player on the field, or make him a traditional backup quarterback. Cameo appearances don’t work, as everyone saw last week when Hill’s number was called on a read-option play, Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith read it perfectly, and Hill fumbled — dramatically changing momentum.