Taysom Hill is a Special Teams Demon
We all remember Taysom Hill. The undrafted rookie quarterback out of BYU, by some estimations, played himself onto the Green Bay Packers’ roster during training camp.
He had a hell of an argument. Hill outplayed last year’s training camp darling, Joe Callahan. He was exciting. He brought a playmaking dimension to the game most guys don’t have, mostly because he can run and he’s fast as hell.
A 4.42 40 will tell you that.
Alas, Hill did not make the final roster. I predicted exactly that, saying the Packers were only keeping two quarterbacks. Unfortunately, at this point, that second guy was Brett Hundley.
In true Ted Thompson fashion, Hill was released with the idea that the Packers would bring him back to the practice squad. Hill was instead claimed by the New Orleans Saints. He’s been their third-string quarterback since.
And now, he’s apparently also a damn special teams demon.
It’s completely ironic to me since the Packers always talk about special teams play being responsible for filling out the bottom of the roster. Of course, the Packers never thought to try Hill there.
The Saints have. Taysom Hill played special teams against Carolina on Sunday.
And here you go.
— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) December 3, 2017
When a QB gets a tackle on special teams @T_Hill4!
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 4, 2017
Hey, hindsight is 20/20, but good thing the Packers cut this guy.
What? You’re telling me speed works well on special teams?
Get out of here!
That’s the only reason Jeff Janis is on the damn roster. They don’t give him any snaps on offense. Unfortunately, it looks like the guy who should have been the real backup quarterback — or at least the future backup quarterback — was sent packing. And he could have played special teams!
The Saints are keeping Hill on their roster for a reason. There’s even word he might be the heir apparent to Drew Brees, but for now, get the hell out there and excel on special teams!