Hill compared to Steve Young (1 Viewer)

David Robbins

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Very good article.
I will be honest. As of now I don't see the comparison. Steve Young was a good passer from the start. A good scrambler and only when he needs to. Hill is a better and stronger athlete for sure. But as a passer it remains to be seen. From my eyes, Hill looks a little stiff when he makes a pass. He doesn't have great follow through like Young did. For NOW I think the comparison is a little too early.
Report: Sean Payton Believes Taysom Hill Could Be 'Steve Young-Type' QB

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) fends off Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) on a long carry in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in New Orleans. The Saints have announced that dynamic reserve QB and utility player Taysom Hill has a new two year contract. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, File)

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill has only 13 pass attempts in his NFL career and is better known as a special teams contributor and even a receiver. But head coach Sean Payton apparently still thinks highly of his future under center.
NBC Sports' Peter King revealed in his Football Morning in America column that Payton "believes Hill has a chance to be a Steve Young type in and out of the pocket."
The revelation came in a section discussing who will start at quarterback for New Orleans in 2021 should Drew Brees retire, and King suggested that "Payton will not stand for a quarterback who turns it over like [Jameis] Winston has."

King went as far as to say he thinks the 2021 starting quarterback job, should Brees retire or move on, is "Hill's to lose," in part because Winston may not have much chance to prove he can move past the turnovers that have been an issue throughout his career if Brees plays all year.
Winston threw a stunning 30 interceptions in 2019 alone and has never thrown fewer than 11 in any of his five seasons since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft.
Arm talent is not the question, though, as he also threw for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019. He underwent Lasik eye surgery this offseason, which could help him read defenses more efficiently in the future.

He won't be able to match Hill in the speed department. The BYU product has proved himself as a trick-play specialist who scored six touchdowns as a receiver and another as a rusher just last year. Part of what made Young so special as a quarterback was his ability to improvise when the pocket broke down and make plays as a runner, and that is something Hill has done for the Saints.
Winston is also under contract for just the 2020 campaign after signing a one-year deal with the Saints, while Hill is signed through 2021 following this offseason's extension.
Comparing Hill to Young, who is a Hall of Famer with three Super Bowl titles and two league MVPs on his resume, is high praise, especially for someone who hasn't shown anything as a consistent passer in the NFL, but it is clear Payton holds his backup quarterback in high regard.

The rest is on the News page.
For the past seven seasons, Singleton has roamed then sideline in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during Saints’ games, teaming with former NFL star Gary Barbaro, serving as the player uniform inspectors for the league. As a result, Singleton has also has had a close up perspective of Hill on game day.

Your gunna be comparing Steve Young to Taysom Hill when he is finshed in the league.
Not the other way around.

Taysom HIl wil be a first ballot Hofer.

Even the freaking Uniform inspector can see it.
Your gunna be comparing Steve Young to Taysom Hill when he is finshed in the league.
Not the other way around.

Taysom HIl wil be a first ballot Hofer.

Even the freaking Uniform inspector can see it.

He'll need to put up godlike numbers in a short time, then. Taysom will be 30 when/if the season starts. That gives him at best 10 seasons as a starter, assuming Brees doesn't come back for 2021.
Steve Young couldn’t truck an entire defense while running a 4.4 40, block punts, return KOs, or line up at TE.
Hill can’t play QB nearly as well as Young. And most likely won’t ever be able to come close in that (most important for a QB) regard.

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