Taysom Hill may be the Saints third-string QB, but that isn’t stopped coaches from getting Taysom on the field. Taysom made an impact at QB, wide receiver, tight end, kick returner and special teams in his best day yet of his young NFL career. The Saints beat the Falcons in OT, 43-37.
Taysom had three carries for 39 yards, including this 35-yard scamper where he was breaking tackles and out-running defenders.
Taysom Hill picks up a huge chunk of yardage on 3rd down! #NOvsATL pic.twitter.com/0ObdduMc6q— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 23, 2018
HOW BEAUTIFUL WAS THAT?! Brings back lots of memories (and bad ones for Texas fans).
He also had a big third down run late in the fourth quarter that he converted for a first down on the Saints game-tying TD drive.
Taysom got some run at wide receiver too, and made his presence felt with this punishing block that set up the Saints first TD of the game.
Taysom Hill laying people out on the Saints first TD! #NOvsATL #WhoDat pic.twitter.com/bvaxv7Mpip— DomePatrolPodcast (@domepatrolpcast) September 23, 2018
Taysom also made this big block at tight end where he pushed back a Falcons player.
Aaand a other Taysom Hill block taking Failcon players out of the play #NOvsATL #WhoDat pic.twitter.com/WagfVMWEuU— DomePatrolPodcast (@domepatrolpcast) September 23, 2018
In addition to lining up on offense, Taysom is the Saints primary kick returner. Yes, a QB is a NFL team’s primary returner. Taysom responded with three kickoffs for 64 yards.
His longest return was 23 yards, but he returned this kick for 47 yards last week versus the Browns. Maybe we’ll see him break one for a TD this season?
Taysom Hill: backup quarterback, good kick returner? pic.twitter.com/w5U6WbYZSz— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) September 16, 2018
He was also in kick coverage once again and finished with one tackle. The Saints and their fans took notice.
Taysom Hill makes a great open field tackle on Justin Hardy during Atlanta's punt return #NOvsATL— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 23, 2018
And then, he stops the punt return. Taysom Hill > all the Failcons. #NOvsATL #WhoDat pic.twitter.com/8km6LmmXmd— DomePatrolPodcast (@domepatrolpcast) September 23, 2018
Saints coach Sean Payton praised Taysom and said the team will continue to look for ways to get Taysom on the field.
Taysom Hill with 39 yards rushing, two rushes resulted in first downs, 64 yards on kick returns. The former #BYU star can do it all. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/wE0X1Y9I3O— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) September 23, 2018