Taysom Hill net worth: New Orleans Saints quarterback's base salary over $1M
Known as one of NFL's most versatile players, New Orleans Saints' Taysom Hill is no stranger to the spotlight. The 30-year-old quarterback had initially been signed as a backup on the Saint's official depth chart, but he proved himself by playing in five offensive skill positions, as well as on both sides of the ball on special teams, including as primary gunner on punt return. In his almost decade long career in professional football, Hill has blocked multiple punts and even earned the media-coined moniker 'The Human Swiss Army knife'. And type of on-field acclaim has translated into a hefty personal fortune.
With the 2021 NFL kicking off on September 9, pregame matches begin mid August. Hill will be playing his first game of the season with the New Orleans Saints against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, August 14. His stint as a starting quarterback in professional football began just last year when he filled in for four games for an injured Drew Brees, going 3-1 as a starter. The same day that Brees announced his retirement in March this year, Hill signed a 4-year, $140 million extension with the Saints, having played with and for them since September 2017. And that speaks volumes about his estimated net worth.
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What is Taysom Hill's net worth?
According to Marinetecs, as of 2019, Taysom Hill's estimated net worth was over $500,000. But after that, Hill signed another year-long contract with the Saints in 2020 where he drew an average salary $4,641,000. That came from the Saints placing a first-round restricted free agent tender on Hill that was worth $4.6 million in March last year. Hill then re-signed with the Saints in April 2021 for a two-year deal where his salary averaged at $16,300,000 with a bonus of an additional $8,000,000. As a result, the total deal had come up to $21 million.
According to Sportrac.com, "Hill will earn a base salary of $1,034,000 and a signing bonus of $11,125,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,259,000 and a dead cap value of $16,159,000," in 2021. SportingNews.com explains that Hill's new deal gets him a guaranteed $12.159 million for 2021, with an extra signing bonus of $9.686 million. Hill's base salary currently is $1.034 million, and with his bonus spread across five years, he will be getting $1.9 million per season through the years 2022 to 2025. Hill was offered this contract with a four year extention shortly after Brees announced his retirement from professional football.
Hill's fame comes from his shockingly incredible performance in college football when he was just a freshman. He was the number two on the quarterback depth chart, and the initial plan with him was to utilize his youthful athleticism in short yardage situations. But in his very first play, a 18-year touchdown pass in the home opener became one of the highlights of his career. A bonafide NFL superstar now, Hill's upcoming season is being eyed with both scrutiny and ample anticipation.