The Facts: Brees announced earlier Tuesday that he will return for 2020. Some will view that as bad news for Hill. It means Hill will not start for the Saints in 2020. Hill, though, sees it as good news for Brees, the Saints and himself. After the news of Brees’ return broke, Hill told Adam Schefter of ESPN that he already knew Brees was returning and “would love to play with Drew again.”
Diehards Line: Brees, Hill and Teddy Bridgewater all are scheduled to become free agents. The Saints will keep Brees. They hope to keep Hill, who is a restricted free agent. They aren’t expected to be able to afford Bridgewater. Hill, though, would have an opportunity to start this season if he went elsewhere. “My agent and I are going through the process," Hill said of free agency. "We’ll see what happens. But I’m in no hurry to leave New Orleans. ..." If he remains a Saint, Hill will remain a multi-purpose weapon for at least another season, though he likely would see more snaps at quarterback than he did in 2019.