After battling through multiple injuries last year, Hill hasn't been seen during offseason workouts, but when he does hit the field, it will be in a multi-faceted role.
"We talk all the time about positionless players on defense. I don't know if positionless is the right word for Taysom; he's a multiple-position player," Allen said, via Luke Johnson of The Times-Picayune. "I look at him as a weapon in the passing game. I look at him as a weapon playing at the quarterback position. I look at him with the ball in his hands. I look at him on special teams and a lot of different areas.
"There's a ton of places Taysom Hill can help this team win, and we want to utilize him in all those different roles."
Sean Payton was Hill's biggest champion as a quarterback, so it's no surprise the staff taking over would move the 31-year-old back to a do-it-all role. Hill can undoubtedly be a weapon, but he's not a full-time starting NFL quarterback.
Moving Hill back to a Swiss Army knife role gives the Saints another weapon on offense, a gadget that forces the defense to prepare for a player who could run, pass or catch the ball anytime he's on the field. Hill is much more valuable in this role than he is as a backup quarterback.