While the New Orleans Saints are closing in on a deal with quarterback Jameis Winston, they doubled down on their investment in current backup Taysom Hill.

The Saints and Hill agreed to a two-year deal, which will take the place of the one-year, $4.641 million tender they had previously offered him as a restricted free agent.

The deal is worth $21 million, including $16 million fully guaranteed at signing, plus $1 million more in performance incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Yahoo Sports was first to report the details of Hill’s contract.

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Hill said the idea of a two-year deal “made the most sense for everybody” because it gives him a chance to become Drew Brees’ successor if Brees retires in the next year or two — but also gives him freedom if that doesn’t happen.

Not sure what HIll has done to warrant a 21 Million Dollar deal.

And the one stat that shows just how inexperienced he is at QB is Winston has more passes to Saints player than Hill does.

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