With teddy Bridgewater about to leave to test the free market, the saints used some “insurance” on another quarterback.
On Friday,according to ESPN, the saints plan to use the first round restricted free player bidding contract for taysom hill, which means that if a team offers a contract and the saints refuse to match, the team signing Hill needs to provide the saints with a first round contract. In addition, the saints are trying to complete the contract renewal before the opening of the free market.
Sean Payton, the saints coach, had previously said he expected to spend “more energy” on his next date with hill. Previously, bris has said that he will continue to fight in 2020, and there have been reports that bris hopes to “replace” hill in 2020-2021.
The first round of bidding will give hill about $5 million. His annual salary last year was only $645000.
As a quarterback, hill has only passed 13 times in his career, with the quarterback scoring 46.6. But he made a lot of contributions as a secret weapon, receiving the ball and pushing forward 234 yards, reaching the array 7 times.