Saints Place First-Round Tender on Taysom Hill With Intent to Re-Sign Him

Any NFL team that signs Taysom Hill from Saints will have to pay a steep cost.
Any NFL team that signs Taysom Hill from Saints will have to pay a steep cost. | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints don't seem intent on letting their ultra utilityman go.

According to Adam Schefter, the team is expected to place a first-round tender on restricted free agent Taysom Hill. They'll have the chance to match any offer sheet from any team in the league or opt to receive a first-round in return for his services.

Hill, who the Saints fully intend to bring back for the 2020 season, has been a jack-of-all-trades for the team over the past couple of years.

In addition to serving as a stand-in quarterback on some plays, Hill has rushed for 352 yards and hauled in 238 more through the air since the start of the 2018 season.

By all accounts, he's the perfect secret weapon to have on the sideline for any type of trick play, which is why Saints head coach Sean Payton seems so keen on keeping him around.

This team isn't playing around with Hill. New Orleans values him greatly, and if teams want to swindle him away, then they're going to have to pay the price.