Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill (14) calls an audible against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Lions beat the Bills 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Rams Sign Quarterback Shaun Hill

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill (14) throws a pass in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

With the loss of Kellen Clemens, the Rams were without a veteran backup quarterback. It was thought that Mark Sanchez may join the Rams, but with him signing with the Eagles, that put the rumor to rest.

The Rams have instead gone with 34-year old veteran quarterback Shaun Hill. The Rams and Hill agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Hill has formerly played with the Vikings, 49ers, and more recently backed up Matthew Stafford in Detroit.


Hill is a quarterback that if needed can get the job done, which he has had to do a few times in Detroit. In 2012 Hill played in an overtime thriller against the Titans in which the Lions lost 44-41. The Lions were down 41-27 before Hill came in and tied the game as time expired.

Hill also played 11 games in 2010 in which he threw for just over 2,600 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions going 3-8 in the process. One of those wins was a 44-6 win over the Rams.

Even with the signing of Hill, the Rams could still draft a quarterback such as A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray, or Tajh Boyd in the later rounds of the draft as a third quarterback to learn the game behind Bradford and Hill.

Tags: St. Louis Rams

  • ricdram

    I like this signing. Hill is a mature veteran that can step in to relieve or start if need be.

    • Blaine Grisak

      Im with you Ric, I really like this signing. Ive always thought he was one a decent quarterback and has been arguably one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league. Glad the Rams got him to replace Clemens. Still hoping they draft a rookie though

      • ricdram

        Drafting a QB would raise the depth chart to 4. Bradford, Hill, Davis & a rookie. I wonder what Snisher will do. Competition @ QB is good but I see them keeping only 3 with 1 of the 3 on the PS.

        • Blaine Grisak

          I see them releasing Davis and drafting somebody, but you never know. They may even bring four QBs to camp and let Davis compete.

          • ricdram

            Yes Davis should compete. #1 they just signed him & #2 he was under the OCs system for 2 yrs where as Hill & the “pic”
            will be new to the system.

          • tru

            Hey ricdram, I’m gettin tired of this Diva by the name of Kenny Britt. I mean, I like the kid, but when is he gonna make his decision? He haven’t done much lately to anticipate a move. My Gm and my coach feel like he’s gonna sign wit the Rams, but I jus hope he don’t knock us out of the Sammy Watkins Sweepstakes. Wat u think? Nobody knows our team like u

          • ricdram

            I do not want KB ! We already have a big WR target named Brian Quick.Why add BQ’s ” clone ” ? Let’s all give BQ one more chance ( his 3rd yr ). I for one have not given up on him. But you are RITE. We need Sammy now. Lets snag him @ #2, then use the balance of our pics to fill our other needs. The OL, S & CB needs will just have to come AFTER Sammys pic. I think Snisher is gonna pleasantly surprise us all draft day. Despite what you,me & others think, Fisher & Snead know best. They are all over it.Trust them. >>>>>>>> GO RAMS ! >>>>>>>>

          • tru

            I feel the same way. Thanks for the closure

  • Gary Stewart

    i join you in the thought that hill is a good selection a guy who knows he is a back up but can perform if asked originally i was in the sanchez camp, but my hindsight is he would probably pout if he didnt win a spot and hill also would be the better mentor for bradford and any other young qb the rams have in camp!!