‘Might Just Need to Have a Real Talk’- Alvin Kamara on His Stats Being Affected by Taysom Hill as Saints Starting QB

Published 03/27/2021, 8:15 AM EDT
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


Alvin Kamara has been an All-Pro star for the New Orleans Saints. The running back, known for his ability to make plays via the aerial route, has been a key tool in a Saints offense that has been a dominant force over the years. 

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But that offense now enters a phase of transition. With quarterback Drew Brees calling it a day, the side will have to adapt with a new play-caller. But for 2021, the franchise won’t have to look far away for their new QB1. 

With the Saints signing Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston to new short-term deals, it is expected that both will get their shot at claiming the starting spot.

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Both players are unique thanks to their skill sets. While Winston is a more traditional quarterback, Hill is a bit of an anomaly. Hill can play at almost any position on the field and thus is a surprise package whenever he takes to the field.

This is something that Alvin Kamara feels he needs to address with the QB before they start off the new season.

Alvin Kamara makes his feelings known  

During a segment of Speak For Yourself, Alvin Kamara was asked for his take on Hill starting potentially affecting the running back’s individual stats. And the running back made a tongue-in-cheek response.

“Taysom and I might just need to have a real talk. You know I feel a certain type of way when I don’t catch the ball in a game. I’m a team guy… but just throw it at me once. Just once,” said Kamara, laughing.

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Nov 8, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) dives for extra yards past Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90) in the first quarter of a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The running back, however, highlighted the different style of play that Hill brings to a game.

“Everybody has a different style. Taysom’s got a different style. He’s able to do some different things that we haven’t seen other quarterbacks do. He’s a tough player. When he’s in the game, I can see changes as opposed to when Jameis is in there.”

Kamara also said that is important how opposition defenses view their new quarterback.  

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“It’s up to the defense how they look at the quarterback position. Defenses look way different at Jameis than they look at Drew (Brees) and Taysom,” he said. 

With Taysom Hill in the center, do you feel the franchise will change the way they play their offense? And could it genuinely affect the role of Alvin Kamara in the team?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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