‘It Wasn’t My Time’– Taysom Hill Loses His Job as a Quarterback but Embraces His New Role in New Orleans Saints

Published 09/28/2021, 1:32 PM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) leaps over New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) on a scramble during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports


Taysom Hill lost the chance to be Drew Brees’ successor in the New Orleans Saints quarterback race against Jameis Winston. However, he did the next best thing available and became the Saints’ closer instead.

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During his role as a utility player against the Patriots, Hill ran the ball four times, covering 26 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Saints’ 28-13 win against New England Patriots.

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Taysom Hill on losing his dream job

“I wanted to have the opportunity to play quarterback, but it wasn’t my time,” Taysom Hill said during the post-game interview when asked about him not getting his desired role of a quarterback. “You still have to find ways to help the team win. So with that in mind, I was happy to step into a role that gave us an advantage and helped us win. It’s been all go since then for sure.”

Players like him are a gem to the franchise who are willing to sacrifice anything for the team to win. Hill showcased his versatile talents as the 6’2 beast leaped over Patriots’ safety, Devin McCourty to gain 14 extra yards during their match in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

However, Taysom has a soft spot for the quarterback role, and stepping away from it was a heartbreak for him. He said that he “would be lying” if he didn’t admit it was tough for him to lose the starting QB job.

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Still the X-factor for Saints

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He acknowledged that his No. 1 goal was to play as a quarterback ever since he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2017 and started playing on the special team. Although he never made it to the quarterback spot but still Saints’ head coach, Sean Payton believes Hill is a valuable player.

“I have a very clear vision for how he’s going to help us this year,” Payton said after he decided and had a long talk with Hill. “[Winston and Hill] are both going to be extremely important for us to play well and win games this year.”

Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) scrambles for a touchdown against New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

No matter what position he plays for, Hill always delivers his top game and so is the X-factor for the Saints. What are your views on Taysom Hill? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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