During the Week 1 matchup between the Saints and the Titans, NFL broadcaster Ross Tucker stirred up controversy with his wild praise for Saints utility player, Taysom Hill.
The Saints emerged victorious in Sunday’s game, but it was Tucker’s wild comments that stole the spotlight. On air, Tucker confidently stated, “I’m not kidding when I tell you I think he’s one of the best football players ever.”
Broadcast on Taysom Hill: "I’m not kidding when I tell you I think he’s one of the best football players ever." 😄
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 10, 2023
Taysom Hill has undeniably showcased his versatility as a quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end in recent years, making him a unique asset to the Saints’ roster. However, it’s worth noting that Hill primarily serves as a role player, not a full-time starter.
This has left many football fans perplexed by Tucker’s comments, as Hill doesn’t consistently log a significant number of snaps per game.
What an absolutely ridiculous statement and I love Taysom Hill https://t.co/oelkr3y08E
— Chris Gros (@ChrisNews8) September 10, 2023
They just hand out broadcasting jobs https://t.co/2GO51J05Xb
— Kevin (@AndreskParnell) September 11, 2023
While the 33-year old’s athleticism and adaptability are undeniable, labeling him as one of the all-time greats is simply bizarre.