Saints coach Dennis Allen calls Taysom Hill a ‘weapon’ in a variety of roles

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) celebrates his touchdown pass during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. New Saints head coach Dennis Allen said the team plans to use Hill in a variety of roles going forward.

Derick Hingle, Associated Press

First-year New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen envisions the team utilizing Taysom Hill in a do-it-all sort of role again, once the former BYU quarterback is healthy and back on the field.

On Thursday, the veteran coach called Hill “a weapon in a lot of different areas” when asked about the sixth-year pro, who was at the Saints facility this past week during the team’s minicamp while he rehabilitates his injuries, according to NOLA.com’s Luke Johnson.

Hill suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot in the Saints’ season finale last year, and he also dealt with injuries like a concussion and a mallet finger injury during the 2021 season. He isn’t expected to be ready for the start of the 2022 season.

Even with his absence, Allen made it clear there is a future for Hill — who is signed with the team through 2025 — in New Orleans’ plans.

“We talk all the time about position-less players on defense. I don’t know if position-less is the right word for Taysom; (he’s) a multiple position player,” Allen said, per NOLA.com.

“I look at him as a weapon in the passing game. I look at him as a weapon playing at the quarterback position. I look at him with the ball in …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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