Report: Saints Restructure Contract Of Former BYU QB Taysom Hill

Mar 17, 2022, 9:56 AM | Updated: 9:59 am
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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the game against Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The New Orleans Saints restructured the contract of former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

The NFL reporter shared the news on Thursday, March 17.

“The Saints have restructured the contracts of QB Taysom Hill, CB Bradley Roby, LB DeMario Davis and S Malcolm Jenkins to clear major cap space, per source,” Yates tweeted. “The Saints are now officially at $29.9M in cap space.”

The Saints are currently recruiting Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. By creating nearly $30 million in cap space, New Orleans is setting itself up to take on Watson’s contract, which carries a $40 million cap hit in 2022.

Taysom Hill’s Contracts

This is the third time in the past two years that Hill’s contract has been adjusted with the Saints.

Hill first signed a two-year, $21 million dollar extension with New Orleans in April 2020.

11 months later, the former BYU standout landed a restructured deal that appeared at face value to be a big payday but the contract was full of voidable years. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hill’s restructured deal was a 4-year, $140 million contract extension.

Less than a year later, Schefter reported that Hill signed a unique “hybrid-type” of a contract extension with the Saints. The deal was reportedly a four-year extension that “could be worth anywhere between $40 million and $95 million, depending on the position he plays.”

About Taysom Hill

Prior to his NFL career, Hill was a star at BYU from 2012-16.

After his time in college, the quarterback joined the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. Shortly before the 2017 season, the Packers released Hill and he was picked up by the Saints.

Hill has played the first five seasons of his career in New Orleans.

In 2020, the former BYU standout started for the first time at quarterback.

During the past two seasons, Hill has started multiple times and appeared in 28 games total. He suffered a Lisfranc injury in New Orleans’ final game of the regular season and underwent surgery a short time later.

Hill finished the 2021 season throwing for 978 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions. He added 374 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

During his five seasons, Hill has thrown for 2,025 yards, eight touchdowns, and eight interceptions with a 64.2 completion rate. Hill has also run for 1,183 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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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