Taysom Hill thanks New Orleans; confirms 2-year deal with the Saints

Taysom Hill thanks New Orleans; confirms 2-year deal with the Saints
Taysom Hill is with the Saints through 2021. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The “Swiss Army knife” of the Black and Gold will be back with the team for two seasons.

Taysom Hill is re-signing with the Saints on a two-year deal. It’s really a one-year extension of the first-round, $4.6 million contract tender they gave him in March. That’s according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“Obviously I have a lot of emotions right now, number one being gratitude. I’m so grateful of the opportunity I’ve had to be a part of the New Orleans Saints organization. I look at the path that my wife and I took to get there and I think of our path to Green Bay and getting released and to New Orleans and to sign this extension and so it’s been overwhelming. I’ve felt a lot of love from the organization, the fan base and I’m grateful for the executives, Mickey (Loomis) and Khai (Harley), those are great in doing this contract negotiation. I’m grateful for Coach Payton. I look at Drew (Brees) as a mentor and a friend. It’s been the best thing for my career. Overall, I’m grateful and so excited that the next chapter of my NFL career is in New Orleans," said Taysom Hill.

The deal is for $21 million, with $16 million guaranteed. It also includes another $1 million in earnable incentives according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.

Hill totaled 390 yards with the Saints in 2019. Hill had 156 yards rushing, and 234 yards receiving.

He posted to his Instagram Sunday morning thanking the City of New Orleans and expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to live his dream.

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