The Saints have signed QB Taysom Hill to a 2-year, $21 million deal with $16 million guaranteed. We know HC Sean Payton loves Hill, but this is still a surprising amount of money -- especially with the Saints expected to sign QB Jameis Winston. It's still unclear whether Payton views Hill as a potential heir apparent to Drew Brees, but he's at least set to continue playing a significant gadget role in 2020.
The Saints have applied a 1st-round tender to QB Taysom Hill. It essentially locks him in with the Saints for 2020 and will pay him $4.66 million. Hill became a valuable gadget player for New Orleans last year, compiling a 19-234-6 receiving line, 156 yards and a score on the ground and 55 passing yards. It's unclear if HC Sean Payton views Hill as a future starting QB -- but that's a question for 2021 with Drew Brees set to return for another season.