The New Orleans Saints season came to an end in an OT loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but QB/TE/WR/RB/every other position Taysom Hill had himself quite a day and put the world (literally, see below) on notice.
He started things off on the Saints first TD drive with an 11-yard run, 50-yard pass and lead block on the Alvin Kamara TD run.
Taysom really got things rolling in the fourth quarter when he started out with a 20-yard TD catch.
Later in the fourth quarter, he picked up two big first down runs and was breaking tackles down the field.
His top run of the game was later on that drive when he trucked a Vikings defender for a first down and long gain down the field.
For the game, Taysom finished with 50 passing yards, 50 rushing yards, 25 receiving yards and 1 receiving TD. He became the first player in NFL history with over 25 rushing yards, 25 passing yards and 25 receiving yards in a playoff game.
Taysom Hill is the first player in NFL history to get 25 rushing yards, 25 receiving yards, and 25 passing yards in a playoff game.— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) January 5, 2020
Taysom’s performance was so captivating that he became the number one trending twitter topic in the world during the fourth quarter.
Taysom Hill is the number one trending twitter topic in the world pic.twitter.com/W3fqDm9ROh— Robby McCombs (@rtmccombs) January 5, 2020
Taysom’s huge performance came at the perfect time for him since he will become a restricted free agent this summer. One storyline to follow this offseason is if a team around the league will sign him to a contract with the intent of making him a starting QB.
Tough loss for Taysom and the Saints, but exciting to see what the next chapter will be in Taysom’s NFL career!