ESPN is joining in on this Taysom Hill hype, and now they’re calling him the Thor-terback.
Thor-terback is a name that caught on but, it originated from BYU’s former head coach, Bronco Mendenhall.
“Mendenhall said he couldn’t remember who it was, exactly. But someone on BYU’s staff referred to Hill as a ‘Thor-terback,’ and the name immediately stuck because ‘he’s part superhero and part quarterback all in one.'”
Hill is truly a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to football. In ESPN’s article They said,
“Drew Brees laughed when he was asked how much fun Sean Payton is having with Taysom Hill this season.” Bree’s said, “He loves it, a new toy, thats Sean’s new toy.”
With that being said, Hill truly is the Swiss Army Knife of the NFL, he can fit any where on the field. ESPN goes on to say:
“We’ve seen Hill line up as a read-option quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, kickoff returner and special-teams coverage specialist. He has converted two fake punts (one passing and one running). And he has run the ball 18 times for 125 yards and a touchdown for a 5-1 team that is gaining steam.”
What can’t Hill do? It’s more than just the Head Coach that see’s his worth. According to the article it says:
“Hill is a rare athlete at 6-foot-2, 221 pounds who reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds at BYU’s pro day in 2017. Teammates and coaches marvel at his weight room prowess. Apparently coaches in college told him he wasn’t allowed to squat more than 700 pounds. Saints punter Thomas Morstead said when Hill squats 500 pounds, he looks like he’s just casually standing up out of a chair.
So when coaches see him, they all think, ‘What can I do with this guy?'”
And the article is exactly right. What position has he done, that he hasn’t looked good in?
With all this talk, people are waiting to see what he can really do at the quarterback position.