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What does Taysom Hill have to do with this Bible verse?

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) throws before during an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) throws before during an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 in Landover, Md.

Daniel Kucin Jr., Associated Press

This season hasn’t gone like Taysom Hill had hoped — the former BYU star was in contention with Jameis Winston to replace future Hall of Famer Drew Brees as the New Orleans Saints’ quarterback. Winston, however, ultimately won the job.

It’s difficult to tell from how Hill has reacted, though.

The crafty do-it-all player has continued to find ways to contribute offensively while also serving as the team’s offensive backup. Hill has completed 3 of 4 passes for 12 yards and an interception, rushed for 77 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 37 yards in helping the Saints go 3-2 to start the season.

Taysom Hill’s positive attitude reminiscent of Bible verse

His positive attitude despite not getting the starting position brought to mind a Bible verse for YouTube user (and self-described Saints fan) Daniel Kennebrew — Matthew 5:16.

In a recent video on his YouTube page discussing Hill and his relation to the scripture, Kennebrew reads the verse: “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

“He knows how to shine even when he’s not the star,” Kennebrew said, regarding Hill.

Kennebrew later added about Hill, “Even though he didn’t get what he wanted, he still was there for the team. He’s still supporting the team. Be that friend that even when you’re not the star, you still know how to shine.”

Saints coach Sean Payton was complimentary of how both Hill and Winston reacted to the competition after reports came out that Winston had won the starting position.

“Those guys handled it well and our team has handled it well,” Payton told reporters in late August. “... They’re both real good football players and we’re going to need both of them this year.”

What’s up for Hill and the Saints?

New Orleans, which is coming off a bye week, returns to play on Monday with a primetime matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

In the Saints’ last game, Hill left in the second quarter after suffering a concussion. There’s been no update on his health since that day, though Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reported that Hill was “not spotted” during the team’s practice Thursday.