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Former BYU star Taysom Hill reportedly signs unique contract extension with New Orleans Saints

Hill signed a deal with $40 million that increases if he becomes the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, per ESPN.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill just reportedly inked himself a new deal with the New Orleans Saints, and the structure of it is quite unique.

Hill signed a four-year, $40 million contract, per ESPN. But what’s unique about it is he will get that salary if he continues in his current role. With the Saints, Hill has served as the backup quarterback, tight end, running back and wide receiver, as well as playing on special teams.

But if Hill becomes the team’s starting quarterback, the contract balloons to a worth of up to $95 million. The deal has $22.5 million in guaranteed money, per ESPN.

BYU alumni are making some big bucks in the NFL.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, who graduated from BYU in 2017, just signed a contract extension this year. That deal is worth more than $98.8 million and goes through the 2026 season, making him the highest-paid linebacker in the game.

Former QB Zach Wilson, who was picked second overall by the New York Jets, has a deal worth north of $35.1 million through 2024. About $12.2 million of that is guaranteed.

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