Taysom Hill comparisons to Lamar Jackson are ludicrous
Taysom Hill was recently compared to Lamar Jackson in a complete asine and outrageous statement that needs to be shut down for its inaccuracy.
There’s nothing worse in this world than player-to-player comparisons. While in the NFL Draft world it is used, in theory, to paint a picture of a prospect, they get out of control quickly. The media is more guilty than anyone when it comes to this, which is why the comparisons between Taysom Hill and Lamar Jackson are completely infuriating.
Taysom Hill, a flex-quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, is a restricted free agent that the media is completely bonkers over. Hill is far from your traditional pocket-passer quarterback. Heck, the dude is barely a quarterback in the system the Saints employ. In his three seasons in the NFL Hill has a whopping 13 pass attempts (six completions) with no touchdowns and an interception to his name. Hill’s true value has come as an offensive weapon for New Orleans, as evidenced by his nine touchdowns both as a runner and receiver.
To his credit, Hill is one of the most versatile players in all of football. The Saints have lined up as a wide receiver, running back, tight end, quarterback, and even special teams gunner and returner. His value is ridiculous to New Orleans, who have a perfect scheme in place for Hill to succeed.
Amidst his value is the debate as to whether or not he is truly a franchise quarterback. Hill believes he is, as he should, but a former New Orleans Saints coach has gone as far as to say he’s a better thrower than Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Enough. Is. Enough.
I’m so sick and tired of logging on to my social media every day and seeing people bashing Lamar Jackson or making stupid comments like this. It’s a constant debate as to who is better than Jackson. It’s consistently claiming that his game is unsustainable and pointing to past quarterbacks as to why they can back their self-righteous claims that Jackson will fail. Every time I see someone tell me that Jackson can’t throw I lose a brain cell. It’s a miracle I can even put words to paper with how many brain cells I’ve lost from these comments. It gets old, people.
But now you want to tell me that a “quarterback” who will turn 30-years old before the season starts is suddenly a franchise-caliber quarterback worthy of being in the same sentence as the 23-year old league MVP? Just stop it.
How is it people are taking Lamar Jackson for granted? Seriously, this is some of the most unbelievable athleticism the NFL has ever seen! Jackson leaves our jaws agape on seemingly every down. The way he puts on a spectacle on a weekly basis is something we should appreciate, not slander every time he makes a mistake, or make idiotic comparisons every chance we get. It’s simply baffling to me that people root so hard for Jackson to fail.
Now while it’s not Taysom Hill’s fault that his coach said this, I can’t help but be upset by this assertion. Comparing Hill, who again has 13 career pass attempts in three seasons, to Lamar Jackson, who just won the league’s MVP award at the quarterback position, is just ridiculously naive. I’m at a point where I’m running out of ways to replace the word “stupid” so that I’m not so repetitive!
The bottom line here is that Taysom Hill is unique, but he’s not Lamar Jackson. Comparing the two isn’t fair to Hill, and honestly, he’s so special that he shouldn’t even be compared to other players! Let these guys just be themselves without constantly comparing guys to each other. We need to get better about avoiding this, because I’m growing sick and tired of seeing this crap every single day.