Alex Brandon, AP
Green Bay Packers quarterback Taysom Hill (8) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
DENVER — Taysom Hill knows there are only so many opportunities players are given in the NFL.
When Green Bay takes on the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday at Lambeau Field, it could help launch the former BYU quarterback onto the team’s 53-man opening-day roster or land him a spot on the Packers’ practice squad.
Or it could be his final game in a Green Bay uniform.
“I’ve been aware of that from Day 1, before the draft, before I signed,” Hill said following the Packers’ 20-17 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos last Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. “You can’t really control what happens in those situations. The thing I have worried about is how I play in the preseason games to give myself the best opportunity to stick around.”
Though he didn’t play against the Broncos, the undrafted rookie — who turned 27 last week — has had opportunities to impress Packers coaches and personnel during preseason play and training camp.
In five series spread over two preseason games, Hill has led a pair of touchdown drives. They included a 7-yard back-shoulder touchdown pass against Philadelphia in Week 1 and a 23-yard run for the game-winning score against Washington in Week 2.
“The preseason’s all about getting good film out there, making the most of the opportunities that you get,” Hill said. “I feel like I’ve been able to do that. The opportunities that I have had, I’ve got out and I’ve played hard, made a few plays. That’s what the preseason’s for, to get young guys like myself an opportunity to do what I can.”
His play has grabbed the attention of coaches and the media, even prompting the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to label him this year’s preseason “it…