Analysis: Taysom Hill provided a spark for the New Orleans Saints offense in 2019. Hill is officially listed as a quarterback on the roster, but he was used in many capacities for the Saints, including tight end, receiver and special teamer. Entering the 2019 campaign, Hill was no longer Coach Sean Payton's surprise offensive threat. Opposing teams knew they had to account for No. 7 when he entered the playing field, but Hill was able to step up in big moments for the Saints offense. He saw action in all 16 games, hauling in 19 receptions for 234 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing 27 times for 156 yards and one touchdown. Hill also got to show off his arm when he connected with wideout Deonte Harris on a 50-yard dart in the NFC Wild Card round.
Best Game: Hill shined brightest on Thanksgiving night against the arch-rival Atlanta Falcons. He blocked a Falcons punt attempt on the opening possession, setting up the Saints offense inside the Atlanta 30-yard line. He then went on to score the opening touchdown on the ensuing possession on a shovel pass from quarterback Drew Brees. Hill finished the game with the blocked punt, two rushes for 33 yards and one touchdown, and two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Best Quote: "I grew up playing backyard football and it wasn't just playing quarterback. I've been doing this stuff since I was a really little kid where we're playing catch and one-on-one type of things, so it felt natural to me." - Taysom Hill
The best photos of New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill during the 2019 season.