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Battle for Brees back up begins

Taysom Hill with a 3-yard TD run.Source: FOX 8 Taysom Hill with a 3-yard TD run.Source: FOX 8
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Saints beat The Jaguars with a late game comeback at the hands of Taysom Hill Thursday night. 

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Hill is one of two men looking to back up Drew Brees. 

The win last night was just step one for Hill. 

Tom Savage, who was under center for most of the first half, has some serious NFL experience.

He was called up to the grid iron last year by the Houston Texans. He's seasoned and experienced, and had a respectable line last night making ten of his 14 throws for seventy yards. He had one carry for a couple yards.

That's where Hill steps up.

The BYU alum found pay dirt, keeping the ball and scrambling for 52 yards on just seven carries. Add that to his eight out nine completions for seventy-two yards, and his line looks much better on paper at the start.

With all that said there are still three more games to iron out the wrinkles as the battle for Brees' backup begins.

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