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New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) warms up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
I think he could be the next one up for quarterback after Drew Brees is out of there. He could for sure compete for a job. He was an outstanding quarterback at BYU, so he can translate to the NFL easily. —Fred Warner, on Taysom Hill

Former BYU linebacker Fred Warner, who is expected to be taken in the upcoming 2018 NFL draft, isn't surprised by Taysom Hill's success with the New Orleans Saints as a rookie. Warner and Hill were teammates at BYU from 2014-16.

"It's crazy, man," Warner told the Times-Picayune last week at the Senior Bowl. "I already knew he was an athletic freak in college, and he obviously ran a 4.4 at Pro Day. And he's just a big dude; he's just a big, athletic dude. So, the fact that they put him on special teams and that he's excelling doesn't surprise me a whole lot. I'm just happy for him."

Warner added that Hill has the potential to be an NFL quarterback.

"I think he could be the next one up for quarterback after Drew Brees is out of there," Warner said. "He could for sure compete for a job. He was an outstanding quarterback at BYU, so he can translate to the NFL easily."

Here's what Brees had to say about Hill's special teams play.

Fly, Eages, fly

Former BYU and Philadelphia Eagles star Chad Lewis loves seeing Philly back in the Super Bowl. He reminisced about his time with the Eagles on KSL-TV Sunday night.

“They take fandom to historic levels,” Lewis said. “If you work hard in that city, they love you forever. They are a very knowledgeable fan base, in any sport. If you are a coach and call a bad play, they’ll let you have it. They love to boo, they love to cheer, and they love their Eagles.”

Jimmer update

Former BYU basketball superstar Jimmer Fredette scored 41 points and dished out a career-high 13 assists in a recent game in China.

And finally ...

The XFL announced last week it is making a comeback in 2020. What former BYU players would be a good fit in the XFL?