St. Louis Rams To Start Shaun Hill At Quarterback Against Broncos


After four weeks of performances in which Austin Davis didnt perform at a high level, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has decided to go back to veteran Shaun Hill according to Jim Thomas.

Hill was named the week one starter, but was taken out at halftime against the Vikings after suffering an injury. After winning in week two against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and playing well enough to win against the Cowboys, Davis was named the starter.

Hill completed just eight of 13 passes for 81 yards with an interception in the season opener before injuring his thigh and getting replaced by Davis. Fisher said he decided to “go with experience” with Hill, a 13-year veteran, and told the team at a meeting Wednesday morning, the report said.

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Over the past four weeks, Davis has only thrown for over 200 yards once and has thrown five interceptions in that span. Although Davis played against some of the top secondaries in the NFL, ill decisions and the fact that he had developed happy feet dealing with so much pressure, putting the veteran Hill in does make sense.

This decision comes as somewhat a surprise even with Davis’ poor play as Fisher said that Davis was his starter back in week three and that he was going to stick with him to give the young quarterback confidence and not have to continuously be looking over his shoulder.

It was never thought that Davis was going to be the future of the St. Louis Rams, but with the move, Fisher has made the decision that this team will most likely be in contention to draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft whether it be Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, or Brett Hundley.