The New Orleans Saints have apparently entered into a unique hybrid contract with Taysom Hill that binds him to the team for another four years.
The contract, which guarantees Hill (31) $ 22.5 million, takes into account the versatility of the quarterback and the tight end. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, Hill will receive $ 40 million over the term of the contract if he stays in his current role as quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end.
However, if Hill manages to establish himself as the team’s starting quarterback, he could make up to $ 95 million.
An extension of Hill’s contract was likely anyway, as the current contract – essentially a two-year contract worth $ 21 million, which he signed in 2020, contained four zero years until 2025, what would have allowed Hill to become a free agent in 2022 would have become, but the Saints should have raked in dead money of $ 8.9 million.
This amount will now be spread over the coming contractual years as the normal ceiling is reached.
Hill joined the Saints in 2017 as an undrafted rookie and over time has grown into a versatile weapon under the guidance of head coach Sean Payton. He represented Drew Brees last year when he missed a few weeks with injury, but lost the duel with Jameis Winston for the Saints’ starting QB position in the 2021 preseason. Trevor Siemian Currently holds the position, with Winston missing the rest of the season with a ruptured cruciate ligaments.