Taysom Hill
Taysom Hill
28-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New Orleans Saints
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.67 million contract with the Packers in May of 2017. Waived by the Packers in September of 2017. Claimed off waivers by the Saints in September of 2017.
Focusing on special teams
QBNew Orleans Saints
August 29, 2018
Hill will likely focus on special teams this season after the Saints acquired Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Jets on Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
ANALYSIS
Apparently unimpressed by the backup quarterback battle between Hill and Tom Savage, the Saints acted aggressively to upgrade their depth behind starter Drew Brees. The team is expected to keep Hill around on the 53-man roster, as the athletic 28-year-old proved useful on special teams late last season and has some theoretical upside at quarterback. Hill owns an ugly 77.9 passer rating so far this preseason, but he's made up for it with 130 yards and two scores on 16 rush attempts. He'll likely get some work under center during Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    1
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    52
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
1
71
2018
1
52
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   221 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.44 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   0.00 in
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Hand Length:   0.00 in
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Vertical Jump:   39 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   102 in
POOR
Bench Press:   0 reps
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New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
More Fantasy News
Could be backup quarterback in 2018
QBNew Orleans Saints
January 18, 2018
Hill did not register in the box score in Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round defeat to the Vikings, but he played 19 special-teams snaps and narrowly missed blocking a punt in the second half.
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Active vs. Vikings
QBNew Orleans Saints
January 14, 2018
Hill (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Vikings.
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Draws questionable tag
QBNew Orleans Saints
Illness
January 12, 2018
Hill (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game in Minnesota.
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May be utilized in different role
QBNew Orleans Saints
December 26, 2017
Coach Sean Payton suggested Tuesday that Hill will continue to be incorporated on offense in some situations, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports. "Just looking at different situations, I think it was a screen play," said Payton. "We'll continue to do that."
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Makes impact on special teams
QBNew Orleans Saints
December 4, 2017
Hill made his NFL debut in Sunday's win over the Panthers, recording two tackles on special teams and narrowly missing out on a blocked punt or two in the contest, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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