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Trending Taysom: Social Media Abuzz After Hill Leads Saints In Comeback

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a gain against Adarius Pickett #35 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of their pre season football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Taysom Hill might be the most exciting back QB of all time,” one of the NFL’s Twitter accounts said during Taysom Hill’s performance against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

The former BYU star, Taysom Hill, had Twitter and social media abuzz with his second-half comeback victory performance for the New Orleans Saints.

In fact, Taysom on Sunday afternoon during the Saints-Chargers game was at one point a trending topic on Twitter.

Hill led the Saints to a 19-17 victory over the Chargers and led New Orleans in passing yards with 136 and rushing yards with 53.  Taysom had two touchdown passes, both coming in the second half.

In his third season with the Saints and in the NFL, Hill is competing with former first-round NFL Draft pick Teddy Bridgewater to be the primary backup quarterback to Drew Brees.

In Sunday’s comeback victory, Hill had a quarterback passer rating of 140.6 to Bridgewater’s 16.0.  Bridgewater started in the first two quarters and Hill stepped in for the second half.

Could we see Taysom get the start next week?  That we don’t know at the moment.

But what we do know is that social media was loving Taysom Hill.  Here are some other great tweets involving the former BYU signal-caller.

Next preseason game for the Saints is Saturday, August 24th in New York against the New York Jets at 5:30 p.m. (MDT).

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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