Saints' Payton praises Taysom Hill, references Steve Young's evolution
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton believes third-string quarterback Taysom Hill has a bright future.

Following Hill's big performance in Sunday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers, during which he threw two touchdowns and ran for 53 yards, Payton referenced another BYU athlete who didn't start his career as a prototypical signal-caller.

"If you look back at (Steve Young's) career, people don't remember the time before he came to the NFL, you have a very athletic player that, I think, advanced when he got to San Francisco," Payton said, according to Nathan Brown of Nola.com. "He always had great ability with his legs, so you're trying to create visions for players."

Hill will have to continue to wait for a starting opportunity behind a future Hall of Famer in Drew Brees - as well as second-string QB Teddy Bridgewater - just as Young did when he joined the Joe Montana-led San Francisco 49ers.

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