New Orleans Saints followers should be hoping coach Sean Payton had a slip of the tongue or made a misstatement when he was speaking about Drew Brees and Taysom Hill on Tuesday.

Payton made an look on ESPN’s “Get Up” from his house and when speaking about what number of spots Hill can play on the sector, he talked about that the 2020 season can be Brees’ final.

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“I feel the function is fairly clear,” Payton stated of Hill. “At the beginning, we nonetheless view him as a quarterback. We spent a number of time this offseason discussing our imaginative and prescient for him this season at quarterback, however then additionally on the F place. What I imply by that, it is that ‘slash’ tight finish, receiver.

“He is an incredible blocker. He is bodily. I do not suppose folks notice how briskly he’s. He is in all probability one of many three or 4 quickest guys on our group. Taking part in that F place, he’ll definitely be concerned within the kicking recreation. That is one he takes satisfaction in and is excellent at.”

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He then added how the 2020 season is a singular scenario for the group as a result of Brees “introduced he’s coming again for his ultimate season.”

Brees signed a two-year take care of the Saints within the offseason and made it clear he didn’t need to play wherever else however New Orleans.

“Hear, I’ve no intention of going wherever,” he informed WEEI radio’s “The Greg Hill Present” whereas at a charity occasion in Boston final month. “I don’t care what the supply can be or what the scenario is perhaps, I’m Who Dat Nation for all times.”

Hill has additionally made it clear he sees himself as a quarterback as his profession progresses.

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“I positively view myself as a franchise quarterback,” Hill informed the Related Press in February. “As you take a look at the opposite questions, ‘Is it New Orleans, is it some place else?’ As you go into free company, that is the time that you simply begin to learn the way folks view you. And we have not gotten into free company lengthy sufficient to actually understand how these guys view me, and we’ll simply deal with it because it comes.

“There is not any denying that I beloved my time in New Orleans. I like Coach Payton. I like Pete Carmichael and Joe [Lombardi], the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach that I’ve labored with, the particular groups. It has been an unimaginable expertise for me. The fan base. I’ve beloved each second of my time there. So do I need to go away? The actual fact of the matter is not any, I do not. However as you take a look at free company, it’s a must to discover the correct alternative for you.

“You must discover the scenario to care for your loved ones. You recognize, I need to play quarterback on this league, and if New Orleans do not view me that method, effectively, then I’ve to go away. In order that’s actually the place we’re at.”

Hill, who was a restricted free agent, rejoined the Saints on a one-year deal within the offseason.