Aug 23, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterbackShaun Hill
(14) passes the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
1. Stick With Shaun Hill
The most likely option is for the Rams to stick with backup quarterback Shaun Hill who has thrived in that role nearly his entire career. During his press conference on Sunday Fisher said, “We move forward as a football team. Shaun is our guy.”
It is unknown however, how Hill will manage in a full 16-game season. The 34-year old quarterback has started 26 games in his career going 13-13 and has thrown 43 touchdowns to 23 interceptions in his career while competing 62% of his passes.
Most recently Hill has spent the last four seasons as a backup to Detroit Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford, and to put a unique Kurt Warner twist on the situation, Hill also spent time with the Amsterdam Admirals as early in his career like Warner.
Don’t get me wrong, Hill is a decent backup and is a better option than Kellen Clemens was last season. For the Rams, Hill may be the best option for the team. The Rams are still going to have to ride their defense and running game in order to win games, but if they need Hill to make the throw, he is able to do so.
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Hill is the best option, he knows the system and has connection with the receivers as he has spent all camp with them. He is a veteran quarterback, and Jeff Fisher has had success with aging veterans such as Kerry Collins while in Tennessee.