Drew Brees thinks Taysom Hill should still get 10-15 snaps a game at quarterback

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The Saints are planning to have Taysom Hill focus on tight end instead of playing quarterback, but Drew Brees isn’t so sure that’s a good idea.

Brees, who played with Hill for four years in New Orleans, believes that Hill should keep playing some quarterback, just as he did under former head coach Sean Payton.

“You re-sign Jameis [Winston], coming off the knee injury. To me, there’s no doubt that he’s going to come back stronger than ever and have some more wisdom, experience and maturity under his belt. Andy Dalton played a lot of football, started a lot of games, won a lot of games, taking teams to the playoffs,” Brees told NoLa.com. “With those two guys, plus the role that Taysom plays, which I still am a believe that Taysom should be playing 10-15 snaps at quarterback a game at a minimum, just with the threat he is. I know he’s so valuable in so many other ways. I think they’re pretty set at quarterback, if you ask me.”

Although Payton loved what Hill was able to do as a quarterback/running back/receiver/special teamer, new head coach Dennis Allen seems to want a more traditional approach to the position.

13 responses to “Drew Brees thinks Taysom Hill should still get 10-15 snaps a game at quarterback

  1. Hill is overrated, if he was good enough to be getting 10-15 reps per game at QB, then why was he never made the starter full time? Only played during injury, or would come in because he could do what Brees couldn’t do, which was scramble or throw the ball far.

  2. Drew knows what most don’t, Taysom has skills and hasn’t been used to the best of his ability. Too much focus on his other roles and not enough time behind center has impacted his QB ability.

  3. 10 to 15 snaps should be a no. Let him transition to tight end AND then if its seamless transition to tight end put in a package or 2 early in the season to make teams think about and waste time preparing for it but they shouldnt be using it.

  4. Sean Payton: “It’s OK Drew. I’ve left the Saints. We don’t have to keep up the charade anymore.”

  5. As a Saints fan, the funniest thing about this is that Brees is still wedded to this idea of Taysom playing QB, while Payton (at the same golf tournament) was asked a bunch of questions and the tenor of his responses was along the lines of “I’m not the coach anymore; ask them!”, which was the right approach.

  6. He should definitely get a few snaps per game to mix things up a bit, but maybe more like 5, not 10-15.

  7. Brees knows what he is talking about, especially when it comes to the saints, especially when it comes to quarterbacks he knows and has worked with for years.

  8. Sure. Because no one knows what’s going to happen when he comes in under center. Maybe dial up a different play.

  9. The only QB the Saints have that gives me cause for concern is Andy Dalton…
    PLEASE, by ALL MEANS, start Winston!…
    No team fears JW, just the opposite, since there is a good chance he will pad the opponents defensive stats…

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