Shaun Hill visiting Rams, who are looking for clipboard-holder

AP

The Rams are currently the vacant chair in backup-quarterback-musical-chairs, but that might not last long.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams are hosting Lions free agent Shaun Hill Monday.

If signed, Hill would replace Kellen Clemens, who left to replace Charlie Whitehurst in San Diego after Whitehurst went to Tennessee to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick.

If there’s any irony left in the world, Fitzpatrick would be on a plane to Detroit right now.

Hill, 34, has spent the last four years with the Lions, after stints in Minnesota and San Francisco.

30 responses to “Shaun Hill visiting Rams, who are looking for clipboard-holder

  1. It seems like they could make a “Weekend at Bernie’s IV” with the stiff being a back-up QB who’s wearing shades on the sidelines while holding a clipboard.

  2. No need to insult the man or the backup QB position. If Kyle orton was a a shred more accurate dallas would’ve been in the playoffs, several starting qb’s started out as backups for years. Calling them “clipboard-holder”, while easy to understand why you said it, is inadvertently insulting to how important the position can be.

  3. My Rams are doing everything BUT trying to get DBs.. They do know we need cornerbacks, linebackers, & safeties ( or a safety if you like T. j.. ) …

    So why are they getting DE, DT, QBs,…? I’m cool with the OL & WR visits…

    DBs DBs DBs DBs DBs Jeff & Les.!!!

  4. I wish the Vikings would re-sign him (he may be able to start lol)… I have had the pleasure to talk / drink with many nfl players over the last 2o years and he is by far my favorite! I know he has never been a star but what a humble nfl player and fun guy! Come back to Minnesota buddy!

  5. With Sam Bradford at QB, Hill is guaranteed to see playing time in the regular season

  6. I’m a Vikings fan, and have always admired Shaun Hill’s play both at the 49ers and the Lions.

    I really wish him the best whoever he signs for this season.

  7. And somehow Tebow can’t find a backup job….he’s not starter but he’s better than some of these bums…Real reason is because offensive coordinators Rent creative enough to have a offense to where he can move the ball and owners are afraid of his popularity and pressure to play him…. Really Charlie Whitehurst? Clemens?

  8. He threw I think 13 touchdowns to Vernon Davis in one season when he was at San Fran. I like him.

  9. @briank1ne um no he didn’t. I liked hill but that was the year Smith took back over for the rest of the year in the same game Crabtree ended the holdout and made his debut. Hill will make the rams a better team though.

  10. There’s a lot that goes on behind the cameras on a football team. There are reasons that these gusy have long careers as a back-up, because most of them act as coaches and are able to relate better to the players than an actual coach.

    Good luck, Shaun.

  11. Sanchez did a good job last year holding a clipboard. With his white beret in holding his hair back so he could see his clipboard showed true dedication.

  12. Why is this even news? If you are really looking for a hack QB “I have a deal for you! We have a guy that can through a duck better than anyone in the league. Your receivers are old, slow, and need hip replacement, No Problem! he cant overthrow them. Your fantasy Defense is playing your team and you desperately need points? Problem solved this guy is guaranteed to throw multiple interceptions in a game…… Yes sloppy play and bad choices are his calling card. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you CHRISTIAN PONDER!”
    “We will start the bidding at 1$…….. No Takers? How about you take him and our 1st round picks for the next three years. Anyone?”

  13. That is bad news for Rams fans. Looks like they are not drafting a quarterback in the first round if they need a backup. OTOH, they may be prepared to draft one and then cut Bradford, so they need a mentor for Manzile, Bortles, or Bridgewater.

  14. dooz443 says: Mar 16, 2014 8:13 PM

    And somehow Tebow can’t find a backup job….he’s not starter but he’s better than some of these bums…Real reason is because offensive coordinators Rent creative enough to have a offense to where he can move the ball and owners are afraid of his popularity and pressure to play him…. Really Charlie Whitehurst? Clemens?

    Not the Tebow talk again. Why on earth would a team waste time and energy to make a special package for a back up QB who can’t throw a friggin football? The back up is suppose ti come in and be as close to identical to the starter as possisoble. the timing, the playbook, the play calls shouldnt have to change all that much if your starting qb goes down. And as far as the popularity and pressure goes, winning makes all that go away. He’s just not a very good NFL qb plain and simple.

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