Saints Expected to Place 1st rd tender on RFA Taysom Hill (2 Viewers)

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Interesting.

Not sure if anyone will put up that 1st rounder.. but if they do... what a decision to make.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc^tfw">#Saints</a> are expected to place a first-round tender on RFA Taysom Hill, per <a href="https://twitter.com/peter_king?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@peter_king</a>. They will have the right to match any offer Hill receives and if they choose not to match, they will receive a first-round draft pick from the team obtaining Hill.</p>&mdash; CTB (@catchtheblitz) <a href="">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote>
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I'm not 100% on this, but I would think the team would have to give up their original (earned) first round slot position and not one that was obtained by trading with another team.
Unless it has changed recently, that is what I have always understood as well.
 

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I don't see anyone giving up a 1st pick for him at 30 years old. If he was in his early 20s maybe.
I agree. I do not see any team giving up a 1st for Hill. It may get a bit dicey if they tender him as a 2nd. $4.7 million seems pretty high for Hill. If they tender him at that, it is a pretty good indication of what they think about his QB skills.
 

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I think he was always going to get tendered with a first rounder. Ignoring _any_ QB stuff, he's worth $5mm/year just in his current role as gadget WR/TE/RB/FB and special teams guy.
Agreed, making a contract offer if we tendered a 2nd round pick is a lot more appealing to teams drafting around #60
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Taysom Hill views himself as a franchise quarterback; &quot;If the Saints don&#39;t view me that way, well then I have to leave,&quot; Hill recently told <a href="https://twitter.com/RobMaaddi?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@RobMaaddi</a> <a href="https://t.co/3RDjyuWLKI">https://t.co/3RDjyuWLKI</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Taysom Hill views himself as a franchise quarterback; &quot;If the Saints don&#39;t view me that way, well then I have to leave,&quot; Hill recently told <a href="https://twitter.com/RobMaaddi?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@RobMaaddi</a> <a href="https://t.co/3RDjyuWLKI">https://t.co/3RDjyuWLKI</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Don’t want to see the guy leave, but at his age and wanting to be a starting QB, then he will have to do what is best for him. Can’t hate him for that
 

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so if the Saints decide not to sign THill for some reason or there any consequences for this loss of a pick ?
 

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I think Taysom is get a 7.5 to 8 million per year offer. I'm willing to bet the Saints would go to 12 million per year. If someone offers him starting QB 17 to 20 million, he'll be in a different uniform next year
 

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If they're even entertaining the possibility of losing him, then it would seem that Brees has indicated he's coming back. Either that, or we've got designs on signing Bridgewater.
 

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If they're even entertaining the possibility of losing him, then it would seem that Brees has indicated he's coming back. Either that, or we've got designs on signing Bridgewater.
We can always match any offer that another team makes for Hill. If we want him bad enough we've got him locked up for one more year.
 

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Why else would Sean have been talking him up? I don't think they really want to lose him or else they would have put a second round tender on him. If they really wanted to keep him, though, they would sign him to a contract. This is going to be an interesting free agency period.
 

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I thought I heard King say that on PFT this morning. Payton said something of the sort to him. No one with an early draft pick will risk it on Hill, but anyone from 20 to 32 might and load it upfront to make it a poison pill for the Saints.
Strief was asked about it last hour on WWL. He said with the success of Lamar Jackson last season he wouldn’t be surprised if a team with a late first tried to put together an offer we couldn’t match.
 

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