Drew Brees’ Replacement in New Orleans Could Be a “Thor-terback” Named Taysom Hill
This season, Hill has played quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, and on special teams.
When he was in college, someone on BYU’s coaching staff referred to Taysom Hill as a “Thor-terback” because he was “part superhero and part quarterback all in one.”
Now in the NFL, that name has stuck – as has Hill’s heroic play.
This season for the Saints, Hill has done everything from throw passes to cover kicks as he has played quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, and chipped in on special teams.
New Orleans coach Sean Payton has enjoyed deploying Hill in a variety of different ways this season, usage that hasn’t gone unnoticed by starting quarterback Drew Brees.
“It’s kind of a learning process, you know. And I think having this weapon now is really intriguing, because Taysom is so versatile, he can do so many things,” Brees said. “We’re still just kind of scratching the surface. We’re still just kind of learning what we can do with all that stuff.”
A 28-year-old NFL sophomore, Hill wasn’t accurate enough with his passing to lock up the backup job behind Brees, but he still has dreams of being a starting NFL quarterback down the road.
Even if that doesn’t happen, he still has the coolest nickname in the NFL.
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