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Who will be our back-up QB ?

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Looks like the pre-draft run on QB's is about over and I think Hill is safe.  Doesn't look like we'll get a 1st rounder for him, but if someone misses out in the draft who knows.  But let's assume we have him at the $5 million a year salary.  (I think that's what the tender equaled)  The last few years we've had Bridgewater, so we enjoyed having a Vet back-up while mentoring Hill.  So who plays that role this year?  Do we roll with Hill as our #2 back-up or call in a Vet?  Let's just assume they bring in a Vet .. who do you want and why?

Dalton, Cam, Winston or throw out another name ....

While I think Dalton is the safe bet and could guide this team into the playoff's.  I just don't think we go far in the playoffs.  I would go with Winston.  He's has more talent and I think more upside.  What if his injuries and his vision, both of which were corrected, where big parts of his problem.  What if he only threw 18 INT's, instead of 30.   If Brees gets hurt, we're most likely done for the year anyway, I rather go big or go home.  (I'm also ok with saying that about Hill too, if called on he either goes off or we start a rebuilding/reload year)  I think I would rather that then a 9 - 7 year with an exit in the wildcard round.

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Hill is number 2 per a couple of articles I have seen but will have the same role. The article below quotes Payton that he will still be a flex player/QB and be the number 2 on the depth chart. 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/03/25/taysom-hill-will-have-same-role-while-serving-as-no-2-qb/

Taysom Hill will have same role as No. 2 QB

Posted by Charean Williams on March 25, 2020, 7:41 PM EDT

Taysom Hill played 241 offensive snaps last season, most of them at positions other than quarterback in the Saints offense. He will continue in that role this season, Sean Payton said Wednesday, but Hill will add another duty.

Hill also will serve as the Saints’ backup quarterback behind Drew Brees.

“Taysom has earned this opportunity to be our [No.] 2,” Payton said on WWL Radio, via Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com, “but he also has earned the opportunity to play and help us win football game as a one. What I mean by that, whether you call him a receiver, a tight end, a specialist [or] also a quarterback, he’s going to play. He’s too good a football player. He’s one of our better football players.”

When Brees missed five games last season, it was Teddy Bridgewater, not Hill, who started at quarterback. Bridgewater, though, has departed for Carolina with his signing becoming official Wednesday.

Payton said the Saints still need to sign another quarterback who will be active on game day. That will provide the Saints with insurance in case both Brees and Hill are injured in the same game.

The Saints had all three quarterbacks active for most of last season aside from when Brees was out of the lineup with his injury.

“You need a third quarterback dressed on the sidelines,” Payton said. “Because on any given play, Taysom could come over to the sideline and his right thumb or finger could be pointing east and west, and if that happens, you don’t have a backup quarterback. But I would say coming into the season, he’s going to be our second-string quarterback and obviously going to play a number of snaps, not only at quarterback but a number of positions.”

 

 

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I think if there is any thought in their minds that Hill could replace Brees once he retires then you absolutely have to have him as the backup this year.  

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I'm glad they got Winston.  This is still a SB team and a SB year.  You have to go all in.  I'm glad that Hill will be the number 2, but he plays violently and he doesn't make it, we need a good option.

Plus in two years ... who knows Winston might grow more and be our best option

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18 minutes ago, herb said:

I don't think he has officially signed yet.

Look for it to happen after 3 pm today. The reason he isn't  signed yet is we'll receive a compensatory pick for Bridgewater. if we had signed Winston before the deadline, we would have lost that pick 

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