The Saints and Taysom Hill agreed to a 4-year extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The deal reportedly pays Hill a $40 million base salary for the hybrid role he's currently playing. He can make up to $55 million more if he becomes New Orleans' starting QB. The team's handling of Hill has been curious, starting him over Jameis Winston last season and then keeping him behind Trevor Siemian the past 3 weeks.
Saints insider Nick Underhill reports that HC Sean Payton is retiring. Payton has been at the helm in New Orleans since 2006, leading the Saints to an incredible 13 top-10 finishes in total offense. He's 1 of the best offensive minds in the game, so this is a big loss for guys like RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas. We're also curious to see what the new coaching staff's plans are for Taysom Hill.
Saints HC Sean Payton said Monday that QB Taysom Hill will have 2 surgeries to repair the Lisfranc injury in his left foot. The 1st procedure will repair the injury with a piece of hardware; the 2nd will be later to remove that hardware. Payton didn't have a projected timeline for recovery for Hill. But, based on the fact that Hill needs 2 surgeries, former NFL head team Dr. David Chao expects him to be sidelined for 6-9 months. The long end of that timetable would threaten his availability for the start of the 2022 campaign. We'll monitor Hill's rehab this offseason.
Saints QB Taysom Hill was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons with what HC Sean Payton told Fox's Laura Okmin is a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. We'll look for more details, but that's an issue that'll likely keep Hill from playing in the playoffs if New Orleans gets there. Hill's absence would leave QB Trevor Siemian as the Saints' starter.
Saints QB Taysom Hill has been activated from the COVID list. He should be back under center vs. the Panthers on Sunday and will be a low-end QB1 option for Week 17 fantasy lineups.
Saints QB Taysom Hill has been placed on the COVID list. He's joined by QB Trevor Siemian. That leaves 4th-round rookie QB Ian Book to make his 1st career start vs. the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. The Notre Dame product was a mediocre college passer, leaving school with a 63.8% completion rate, 7.8 yards per attempt and 72 TDs vs. 20 INTs. He did run for 1,517 yards and 17 TDs over 4 college seasons -- and then ran a 4.65-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. Book goes just 6'0 and 211 pounds, though, so he's no Taysom Hill. Book is only in play for DFS showdown contests. Expect a heavy dose of RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram on Monday night.
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