It’s franchise quarterback or bust for Saints utility player Taysom Hill.
With longtime starter Drew Brees’ future up in the air, the – year-old BYU product is prepared to leave New Orleans if the team does not share his vision .
“I definitely view myself as a franchise quarterback,” Hill told the Associated Press ’Rob Maaddi ahead of the Super Bowl. “I think as you look at, you know, the other questions, is it New Orleans? Is it somewhere else? As you go into free agency, this is the time that you start to find out how people view you. We haven’t gotten into free agency long enough to really know how guys view me and we’ll just handle it as it comes. ”
After seasons in the league, the 110 – year old Brees is “genuinely and seriously considering retirement. , ” according to Pro Football Talk . He also told NFL Networks’ Jane Slater ahead of the Pro Bowl, “It’s not a given that I’m coming back every year, but when that time comes, I’ll always be a Saint. ”
“I don’t know [if Brees is coming back],” Hill told Maaddi. “We’ll see, I’ll tell you as one of Drew’s biggest fans, I hope he comes back. I would love to play with him again and he’s become one of my best friends and like a brother to me and I hope to see him again. ”
The much-hyped Hill has been a popular topic since sparking excitement at the end of the season by showcasing versatility at multiple positions .
“[The Saints] do have their quarterback of the future on the roster, too – that quarterback will be Taysom Hill,” Fox’s Jay Glazer said on “The Herd” on Jan. “Taysom, they believe, is a franchise quarterback, and especially you’ve seen what Lamar Jackson has been able to do, so they think they have him here.”