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WATCH: Every NFL Touchdown Scored By Saints QB Taysom Hill

Jul 8, 2021, 4:33 PM
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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints looks to make a second quarter pass against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill entered the 2021 offseason with the biggest opportunity of his NFL career.

Hill will begin his fifth NFL season in September, but this year will be his first chance to be a starting quarterback in the league.

After Drew Brees announced his retirement following the Saints’ disappointing playoff exit in January, Hill became one of the prime candidates to take over New Orleans’ offense from the future hall of famer.

During the Saints’ upcoming training game and preseason, Hill will battle former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starter Jameis Winston.

With the former BYU star’s potential starting job on the horizon, we wanted to take a look back at each of the touchdowns Hill has scored throughout his first few seasons.

While some of Hill’s touchdowns have come on the ground, others have arrived through the air. He scored his first TD during his second year in the league. Last season, Hill started for the first time and aired out his first NFL touchdown pass.

Here are each of Hill’s touchdowns scored during his NFL career:

Taysom Hill’s touchdowns in the NFL

2018 Season

First NFL Touchdown

October 8, 2018 vs. Washington Football Team

With 6:43 remaining in the third quarter, Hill ran in a one-yard touchdown run for his first NFL score. Hill’s touchdown extended the Saints’ lead over Washington to 40-13. New Orleans went on to win the game, 43-19. Hill finished with five carries for 23 yards and one touchdowns.

December 30, 2018 vs. Carolina Panthers

With 3:47 left in the game, Hill sprint for a nine-yard touchdown. The score cut Carolina’s lead to 33-14, which was the final score of the Saints’ loss. Hill ended the game with three carries for 11 yards and a touchdown. He also had one catch for three yards in the loss.

Hill finished the 2018 season 3/7 passing for 64 yards and one interception. He ran the ball 37 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Hill also had three receptions for four yards.

2019 Season

September 9, 2019 vs. Houston Texans

With 2:39 to go in the second quarter, Hill scored on a nine-yard catch on a pass from Drew Brees. Hill’s touchdown cut Houston’s lead to 21-17. New Orleans went on to win its season-opener against the Texans, 30-28. Hill finished the game with one catch for nine yards and a touchdowns. He added two carries for eight yards in the win.

October 20, 2019 vs. Chicago Bears

With 2:55 remaining in the third quarter, Hill hauled in a four-yard reception from Teddy Bridgewater for a touchdown. Hill’s touchdown stretched New Orleans’ lead to 26-10. The Saints ended up defeating the Bears, 36-25. Hill ended the game with one catch for four yards and a touchdown. He also had two rushes for 21 yards.

October 27, 2019 vs. Arizona Cardinals

With 12:48 left to play, Hill scored on a five-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Hill’s reception extended the Saints’ lead to 24-9. New Orleans beat Arizona, 31-9. Hill finished the game with three catches for 63 yards and one touchdown.

November 28, 2019 vs. Atlanta Falcons TD #1

Only 4:53 into the game, Hill scored on a three-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. The touchdown gave the Saints an early 7-0 advantage. It was the first of Hill’s two touchdowns against the Falcons.

November 28, 2019 vs. Atlanta Falcons TD #2

Hill’s second touchdown against Atlanta came late in the first half. With 1:53 remaining until halftime, Hill scored on a 30-yard sprint. The former BYU quarterback’s second score gave the Saints a 17-6 lead. New Orleans went on to defeat Atlanta, 26-18. Hill finished the game with two carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. He added two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown. Hill was also 0/1 passing the win.

December 16, 2019 vs. Indianapolis Colts

With 35 seconds left in the third quarter, Hill scored on a 28-yard reception on a pass from Drew Brees. Hill’s score stretched the Saints’ lead over the Colts to 34-0. New Orleans won the game, 34-7. Hill ended the contest with two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown. He added two carries for one yard in the victory.

December 29, 2019 vs. Carolina Panthers

With 4:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hill scored a touchdown on a 45-yard pass from Drew Brees. Hill’s touchdown gave New Orleans a 42-3 lead. The Saints ended up beating the Panthers, 42-10. Hill finished the game with one catch for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also had two rushes for four yards.

Hill finished his third NFL season 3/6 passing for 55 yards. He ran the ball 27 times for 156 yards and one touchdowns. Most of his production in 2019 came as a receiver with 19 catches for six touchdowns.

2020 Season

October 12, 2020 vs. Los Angeles Chargers

With 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Hill scored on a nine-yard run. His touchdown tied the game at 27 and sent the the contest into overtime. In overtime, the Saints beat the Chargers, 30-27. Hill finished the game with three carries for 13 yards and a touchdown. He was also 0/1 passing and was target twice by Drew Brees.

November 1, 2020 vs. Chicago Bears

With 9:57 left in the fourth quarter, Hill scored on a 20-yard reception on a pass from Drew Brees. Hill’s touchdown catch gave New Orleans a 23-13 lead. The Saints went on to beat the Bears, 26-23, in overtime. Hill ended with two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. He also added five carries for 35 yards in the win.

November 22, 2020 vs. Atlanta Falcons TD #1

In his first NFL start at quarterback, Hill ran in a pair of touchdowns. With 9:11 remaining in the third quarter, Hill scored on a two-yard run. The touchdown gave the Saints a 17-9 lead.

November 22, 2020 vs. Atlanta Falcons TD #2

Hill’s second touchdown run of the game arrived during the final quarter of play. With 12:41 to go in the fourth quarter, Hill scored on a 10-yard run. His second touchdown gave the Saints a 24-9 advantage, which ended up as the final score. Hill finished the game 18/23 passing for 233 yards. He ran the ball 10 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns.

November 29, 2020 vs. Denver Broncos TD #1

Hill’s second NFL start at quarterback was more ball control, but still featured a pair of touchdown runs. 4:41 into the second quarter, Hill scored on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Saints a 7-0 lead.

November 29, 2020 vs. Denver Broncos TD #2

Later in the half, Hill scored on a two-yard run to give New Orleans a 14-0 advantage. The Saints ended up defeating the Broncos, 31-3. Hill finished the contest 9/16 passing for 78 yards and an interception. He ran the ball 10 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns.

First NFL Touchdown Pass

December 6, 2020 vs. Atlanta Falcons TD #1

Hill’s first touchdown pass came in his third career start at quarterback. With 7:01 left in the first quarter, Hill connected with Tre’Quan Smith for a 15-yard touchdown. The score gave the Saints a 7-0 lead.

December 6, 2020 vs. Atlanta Falcons TD #2

Hill’s second touchdown pass arrived later in the first half when he tossed an 11-yard throw to Jared Cook. The touchdown stretch the Saints’ lead to 14-6. New Orleans went on to beat Atlanta, 21-16. Hill ended 27/37 passing for 232 yards and two touchdowns. He added 14 carries for 83 yards in the win.

December 13, 2020 vs. Philadelphia Eagles TD #1

In his fourth and final start of the season as New Orleans’ quarterback, Hill threw a pair of touchdown passes. With 1:40 to go in the third quarter, Hill hit Emmanuel Sanders for a 37-yard touchdown. The score cut Philadelphia’s lead to 17-14.

December 13, 2020 vs. Philadelphia Eagles TD #2

Hill’s second touchdown toss came during the final minutes of the contest. With 1:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hill found Jared Cook for a 20-yard touchdown. The score cut the Eagles’ advantage to 24-21, which ended up as the final score and resulted in a loss for the Saints. Hill finished the game 28/38 passing for 291 yards, two touchdowns, and one interceptions. He added five carries for 33 yards in the loss.

December 20, 2020 vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Hill continued to find the end zone in his first game back as a utility player for the Saints after Drew Brees’ return from injury. With 10:21 to go in the second quarter, Hill scored on a one-yard run. The touchdown was the Saints’ first of the game and cut Kansas City’s lead to 14-7. The Chiefs went on to beat the Saints, 32-29. Hill finished the game with two carries for three yards and a touchdown. He was also targeted twice by Brees.

December 25, 2020 vs. Minnesota Vikings

With 4:00 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hill scored on a one-yard touchdown run. Hill’s touchdown extended New Orleans’ lead to 45-27. The Saints went on to beat the Vikings, 52-33. Hill finished with five rushes for 18 yards and a touchdown. The former BYU quarterback was also 2/2 passing for eight yards. Hill also had one catch for 19 yards in the win.

January 3, 2021 vs. Carolina Panthers

With 4:56 left in the third quarter, Hill burst for a three-yard touchdown run. The score stretched the Saints’ lead over the Panthers to 26-7. New Orleans ended with a 33-7 victory over Carolina. Hill finished the regular season finale with seven carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. He added one reception for five yards in the win.

Hill finished the 2020 season with the bulk of his career statistics. He was 88/121 passing for 928 yards and a 72.7 completion rate. Hill added 87 carries for 457 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had eight receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown.

The Saints begin their 2021 regular season schedule against the Green Bay Packers on September 12.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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