The team later confirmed the news.
Hill stated on February 10 that he sees himself as a franchise quarterback and entertained the idea that he would leave New Orleans to achieve that goal. About a week later, following the news that Brees would return for Year 20, Hill said that having the chance to make plays as a multi-talented backup, and not necessarily just as a QB, is an "invaluable" experience.
After joining New Orleans in 2017, the "Mormon Missile" burst onto the scene in 2018 and proved he could contribute in any role coach Sean Payton needed him in.
In 2019, Hill registered his second-straight 16-game campaign, and completed three of his six pass attempts for 55 pass yards while compiling 156 rushing yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and 19 catches for 234 yards and six TDs.
Hill turns 30 in August.