Taysom Hill
Taysom Hill
30-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New Orleans Saints
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After four years as understudy to Drew Brees, Hill still might not get the starting role this season, as Jameis Winston re-signed with the Saints. The two will compete in camp for the job, but coach Sean Payton might decide to keep Hill in his customary jack-of-all-trades role. Hill went 3-1 with eight total TDs in his four starts as a QB last season, but it took until the third game before he threw his first TD pass. He also made too many mistakes (13 sacks, five turnovers). He completed 73.7 percent of his attempts in large part because he rarely threw deep - 70 percent of his 121 attempts went 10 yards or less, with only 10 passes of 20-plus yards. Hill's running ability gives him fantasy upside if he's taking all the QB snaps, but he'll have weak job security even if he gets the Week 1 start. Winston, while flawed, has a stronger arm and far more experience as an NFL starter. Either way, Alvin Kamara is a great receiver out of the backfield, but the wideout corps is underwhelming after Michael Thomas, who is expected to miss the beginning of the season. For either QB to make a fantasy impact, Payton needs to open the playbook, rather than the dink-and-dunk that defined the final years of the Brees era. Read Past Outlooks
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#189.22
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$Signed a one-year, $12.2 million contract with the Saints in March of 2021.
Opens camp with starters
QBNew Orleans Saints
July 29, 2021
Hill worked with the starters on the first day of training camp, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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However, Johnson notes that Jameis Winston was "really sharp" leading the second-string offense. Both quarterbacks figure to get plenty of run with the starters this summer, and Hill's standing on the first day may simply be a nod to his tenure with the Saints.
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How do Taysom Hill's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
14.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
10.4%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.3 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.8%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Taysom Hill's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
102 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Taysom Hill
Training Camp Notes: July 29
3 days ago
David Phillips reviews Thursday's training camp news, including in New Orleans where Taysom Hill took the first-team QB reps.
ADP Battles: Kamara vs. Elliott vs. Henry
5 days ago
Jim Coventry analyzes a first-round running back ADP battle between Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry.
Training Camp Notes: July 23
9 days ago
Michael Thomas is expected to miss regular-season time after undergoing ankle surgery.
2021 Football Draft Kit: Undervalued & Overvalued Players
13 days ago
We asked our football writers for their favorite undervalued and overvalued players heading into draft season. Here are the results.
NFL: Health and Opportunity-Neutral Rankings
24 days ago
Chris Liss ranks DK Metcalf No. 1 among receivers on a per-target basis.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
Hill broke out in 2019, thanks to his game-breaking talent and ability to line up all over the field. After a productive year of his own, Teddy Bridgewater headed out of town, leaving Hill as the heir apparent to the aging Drew Brees. The signing of free agent Jameis Winston puts a damper on Hill's future outlook at quarterback, but Hill still has a strong chance to operate as a gadget player out of the backfield or out wide as a receiver in 2020. Hill's fantasy value was largely touchdown-dependent last season (seven TDs on 46 touches), so consistency may be an issue this year. Despite an uncertain workload, his unique skill set and scoring upside make Hill an asset for deeper 2QB and best ball formats.
Hill lined up at quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver and kick returner last season as a trick-play, jack-of-all-trades backup. His biggest fantasy impact, though, was depriving Drew Brees and the Saints running backs of a handful of passing and rushing opportunities at the goal line. Hill, who scored twice last year, likely will remain a mainstay in the team's offensive plans while also playing the majority of snaps on special teams. If Brees were to get injured, Hill might have an opportunity to handle more touches, but Teddy Bridgewater is still the No. 2 quarterback on the roster. Hill will continue to be a fun player the Saints love using in a variety of ways, but he's not a fantasy option outside of deep two-QB leagues.
A standout dual-threat quarterback at BYU, Hill was not drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft before signing as a free agent with the Packers. He subsequently joined the Saints after being claimed off waivers last September. The rookie quarterback spent most of the season on the practice squad before causing considerable buzz in his NFL debut in a Week 13 win over the Panthers -- a game in which he recorded two tackles and came close to blocking a pair of Carolina punts as part of the Saints' special-teams unit. While Hill is expected to continue to play on special teams, he will also compete with offseason free agent Tom Savage for the right to serve as quarterback Drew Brees' primary backup. Although Hill's checkered medical history includes four season-ending injuries in college, he has intriguing potential as a dual-threat quarterback if he were ever to get an extended look in the NFL at any point.
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Strictly training as QB
QBNew Orleans Saints
April 21, 2021
Hill said Tuesday that he's training exclusively at quarterback this offseason, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Expected to compete with Winston
QBNew Orleans Saints
Knee
March 16, 2021
Coach Sean Payton believes the Saints are done adding quarterbacks after they re-signed Jameis Winston to compete with Hill (knee) for the starting job, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Restructures contract
QBNew Orleans Saints
Knee
March 14, 2021
The Saints are restructuring Hill's (knee) contract into a voidable four-year, $140 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Career-best season
QBNew Orleans Saints
Knee
January 30, 2021
Hill, who missed the team's final game due to a knee injury, finished the 2020 regular season with 928 passing yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions as a passer while contributing 457 rushing yards and eight additional rushing scores.
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Inactive for divisional round
QBNew Orleans Saints
Knee
January 17, 2021
Hill (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Buccaneers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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