Taysom Hill Says He’ll Leave Saints if Team Doesn’t View Him As A Franchise QB (VIDEO)
Taysom Hill really doesn’t have a defined position in the NFL. He wants that to change going forward.
The New Orleans Saints all everything type of player is a restricted free agent and he wants his sole position going forward to be quarterback and has no qualms about leaving to go to another team to make that happen.
The 29-year-old not only wants to be viewed as a QB, but the No. 1 QB on the roster.
“I definitely view myself as a franchise quarterback,” Hill said during Super Bowl week. “I think as you look at the other questions… is it New Orleans? Is it somewhere else? As you go into free agency, this is time that you find out how people view you and we haven’t gotten into free agency long enough to know how these guys view me and we’ll just handle it as it comes.”
“Do I want to leave? The fact of the matter is no,” he added. “But as you look at free agency, you have to find the right opportunity for you. You have to find the situation to take care of your family. I want to play quarterback in this league. If New Orleans don’t view me that why, well then I have to leave.”
New Orleans is still waiting on a decision from Drew Brees as to whether he’ll be retiring or returning.
“I hope [Brees] comes back. I would love to play with him again. He’s become one of my best friends.”
In three years in the league, Hill has thrown a grand total of 13 passes and completed six of them. He has 119 passing yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, and a 46.6 QB rating.
Besides the QB position, he also has rushed the ball 64 times for 352 yards and three touchdowns, and even caught 22 passes for 238 yards and 6 TDs.