Taysom Hill has been a talking pointing for NFL national media as the season has gone along. And now, he has a nickname that they can run with.
Saints running back Alvin Kamara spoke to the media Thursday and said the Saints offensive line gave Taysom the nickname the “Mormon Missile.”
Alvin Kamara on Taysom Hill being given the nickname the "Mormon Missile" pic.twitter.com/szQzzluXEV— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_WWL) January 18, 2019
According to Kamara, Center Max Unger initially came up with it in a huddle and QB Drew Brees thought the nickname would stick.
With his athleticism, strength, versatility and attitude, Taysom has been a talking point and source of motivation for the Saints during the season.
In another light-hearted moment, Coach Sean Payton compared Taysom’s running style to Fred Flinstone because “his arms don’t bend.”
You can watch the Saints play the Rams Sunday in the NFC Championship game.