SALT LAKE CITY — Taysom Hill does a lot of things on the football field for the New Orleans Saints, whether it’s throwing passes, breaking off long runs, converting fourth downs, making receptions, scoring touchdowns or blocking punts.
The NFL standout and former BYU quarterback will soon be adding another responsibility to his life: the role of a father.
Hill announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he and his wife, Emily, will be expecting their first child later this year. Emily Hill is the sister of former BYU linebacker David Nixon. The Hills have been married since 2014.
“We are beyond thrilled for our new addition to our family, coming August 2020!!,” Hill wrote.
Hill, a restricted free agent who’s spending this offseason in Provo, has yet to reach a long-term deal with New Orleans, though the Saints placed a first-round tender on him that would keep Hill with New Orleans through the 2020 season. The tender is worth $4.461 million, per Over the Cap.
As a restricted free agent, other teams may still pursue Hill. The deadline for restricted free agents to sign an offer sheet, though, is quickly approaching on April 17.
Hill has played his first three NFL seasons in New Orleans, being used as a utility player on offense and special teams while serving as a third quarterback. Recently, head coach Sean Payton said Hill be the backup quarterback to 41-year-old All-Pro Drew Brees this season while retaining his role as a jack-of-all-trades.