Taysom Hill has been a do-it-all utility player since entering the NFL six years ago, but he took that to a whole new level on Sunday.
Taysom Hill : Injury update | Injured | Contract
Hill is an American football utility player officially designated as a tight end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||August 23, 1990
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||221 lb (100 kg)|
He played college football at BYU and joined the Saints in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. Hill was listed as a quarterback on the Saints depth chart during his first five seasons, although he took snaps at seven different positions.
Hill was designated as a tight end beginning in 2022. He has maintained a similar role on offense and special teams since transitioning to tight end, including as the primary gunner.
Hill’s array of roles has earned him a reputation as one of the NFL’s most unique players. Due to his versatility, he is known as “The Human Swiss Army Knife” by Saints’ media.
Taysom Hill Injury update
Hill got in two full practices and has been removed from the injury report. The Saints will be without Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry, while Chris Olave is questionable. We could see a lot of Hill once again this week.
Could New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill be in jeopardy of missing Sunday’s tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals?
Fresh off his four-touchdown performance against the Seahawks on Sunday, Hill was limited in practice on Wednesday, according to Mike Triplett.
Don’t worry, fantasy football managers. Your FAAB dollars haven’t been lit on fire just yet. It’s encouraging that Hill is practicing, even if it’s in a limited fashion. That’s a good sign he’ll suit up Sunday.
If he does miss the game then it could be a big day for running back Alvin Kamara, who has lost plenty of touchdown opportunities to Hill. Unfortunately, if he does miss the game, it won’t clear up the tight-end-by-committee in the Big Easy.
Adam Trautman and Juwan Johnson are still splitting snaps, while Hill — listed as a tight end — is a jack-of-all-trades who takes opportunities from every offensive player on the Saints.
Hill was listed with the same injury last week, but he ended up suiting up in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks and proceeded to score three touchdowns on the ground while passing for a fourth.
He even picked up 112 yards on nine carries after taking no more than five carries in each of his first three games this season.
Hill is unlikely to match the Week 5 eruption anytime soon, but the red-zone-heavy rushing work is enough to give him some value in formats where he’s classified as a tight end rather than a quarterback.
“He actually had one, he just was up here we were talking. He had one before in his right foot so when he planted, because I didn’t see how it happened, but when he planted with his left foot he felt something.
My take is they will have to do a surgery. That’s what I heard today. So it’s a Lisfranc. They’ll repair that area and then do a smaller surgery to remove the hardware after it’s healed.”
Taysom Hill signed a 4 year, $40,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $21,500,000 guaranteed, and an average salary of $10,000,000.
|Contract:||4 yr(s) / $40,000,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$10,100,000|
|Free Agent:||2026 / UFA|
In 2020, the Saints’ quarterback became the first player since 1999 to record at least 90 passing, rushing and receiving yards in a single season.
For his career, he has 1,103 passing yards 913 rushing yards and 388 receiving yards, making him only the 13th player in history to have at least 1,000, 900 and 300 yards in the three categories, respectively.
And now, he’s set to remain in a Saints’ uniform for a few more years after he signed an extension on Monday.