When Taysom Hill signed a huge four-year, $ 140 million contract extension in the offseason to create a ceiling room, a contract restructuring would eventually happen.
That reality came on Monday for the New Orleans Saints quarterback and special teams weapon, with Hill and the Saints agreeing to a $ 40 million four-year extension, according to the NFL Network. (Years after 2021 in the previous expansion were voidable.)
The deal is for $ 20 million fully guaranteed for the Swiss Army Knife player who can catch, throw and run. Hill, who has said in the past that he wanted to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, lost the quarterback competition to Jameis Winston after Drew Brees retired and saw Trevor Siemian take on the starting role with Winston for the year.
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Hill started four games for the Saints last year, and the team went 3-1 during that streak. ESPN reported the deal could reach $ 95 million with escalators and incentives, largely based on Hill becoming the full-time quarterback.
Either way, the Saints decided to pay him off – for real this time.
The 31-year-old has three touchdowns this season and 25 overall scores in his career. This season, he completed seven of eight attempted passes for 56 yards and five receptions.