Taysom Hill Now Has More 2019 Receiving Touchdowns Than Two of the Top-12 Paid WRs in the NFL Combined

By Paul Shapiro
New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons
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Taysom Hill has proven he can do just about anything on a football field. He can run. He can throw. And apparently he can catch touchdowns too.

The New Orleans Saints' third-string QB, who also stars on special teams, caught his fourth touchdown of the 2019 NFL season during the first quarter of the Saints' division-clinching win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. That score gives Hill more receiving touchdowns this season than Odell Beckham Jr. and Davante Adams – combined.

A stat like that has to make you shake your head, especially since Hill has 13 total catches on the year. OBJ has 54 with two touchdowns and Adams has a single TD on 46 receptions. Also, considering that Beckham and Adams are two of the 12 highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL, on a per-season basis, it's amazing what Hill, who is listed as a QB on the Saints' depth chart, has accomplished.

How Much Does Taysom Hill Make

While OBJ has an average salary of $18 million per year and Adams averages $14.5 million per season, Hill makes just $645,000 in base salary for the 2019 season.

But Hill didn't only star as a receiver in the Thanksgiving Day game. To go along with the receiving touchdown, he added a rushing touchdown and a blocked punt on special teams.

While games like this will likely be few and far between for Hill, at least for one night he was the most effective, and talked about, player on the field.

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