The New Orleans Saints and multi-position player Taysom Hill has agreed to terms on a unique four-year contract extensions that could be worth up to $95 million over the next few years, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hill’s new deal will pay him $40 million over the next four years if he remains in his current role in which he serves as backup quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, as well as being a contributor on special teams. However, Hill’s deal can be worth up to $95 million should he become the Saints starting quarterback over the next four years.
Hill, 31, was set to become a free agent following the season, and his new deal includes $22.5 million in guarantees.
Hill is trying to work his way back to the starting quarterback role for the team, which is currently held by Trevor Siemian.
“I think I’ve been transparent from day one about what the end goal has been here for me. So I don’t really know what to say other than you do your best to stay ready,” Hill said. “Obviously there’s this whole other role that’s there for me. So I’m trying to find a balance of staying ready to be able to do that job at a high level, but it’s not always the easy thing, because there’s this whole other expectation for me that I need to make sure I’m prepared to do. So I’m trying to manage that.”