Sean Payton's new toy: A 'Thor-terback' named Taysom Hill
Taysom Hill, the Saints’ do-everything athlete, is listed at 6-foot-2, 221 pounds and reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds at BYU’s pro day in 2017.
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“He loves it. Oh, he loves it,” Brees said. “A new toy. That’s Sean’s new toy.”
Can you blame him?
Payton is one of the NFL’s all-time great innovators. And he is suddenly getting the chance to add new pages to his playbook because of the New Orleans Saints‘ do-everything quarterback who has been compared to everyone from Tim Tebow to Kordell Stewart to Michael Vick to Jim Thorpe.
We’ve seen Hill line up as a read-option quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, kickoff returner and special-teams coverage specialist. He has converted two fake punts (one passing and one running). And he has run the ball 18 times for 125 yards and a touchdown for a 5-1 team that is gaining steam.