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.