Sep 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill (14) drops back to hand off against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Lions 44-41 in overtime. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Shaun Hill to Visit St. Louis Rams


As things stand now, the Detroit Lions are in need of a backup quarterback. That hole is filled if they are able to re-sign Shaun Hill but with the price of solid backup quarterbacks at an all-time high, that may not be a reality for the cap-strapped Lions.

Perhaps it would be if the market for Hill was mysteriously barren. News regarding Hill has been slow so far but that doesn’t appear to be the case. The St. Louis Rams are also in need of a backup and will have Hill in town for a visit.

Hill and the Rams had mutual interest two years ago before Hill re-signed with the Lions so it is no surprise to see the Rams pop up as a serious option again this year.

Losing Hill means finding a new primary backup for Matthew Stafford as it doesn’t seem the Lions are willing to hand that role over to Kellen Moore. They may look to the bargain bin as the dust further settles or draft a quarterback with more developmental upside than Moore. Of course, signing a low cost vet and drafting a developmental quarterback is an option as well.

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  • twelsh36446

    Can’t see Hill going anywhere besides the Lions as a backup QB. If the Rams were to offer him a starting job maybe, but they would have to pay him more than 3 million a year for it to be worth Hill moving to St. Louis. He’s getting to old to be more than a backup, but I never say never, and the Lions do have a new coaching staff for the most part.