After pursuing him for a couple of weeks and even in previous seasons, the Rams finally snatched QB Shaun Hill away from the Detroit Lions in the offseason. Hill has wasted no time proving why the Rams coveted him.
Starting the preseason opener in place of Bradford, Hill went 5 of 7 for 84 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 151.2.
“Well, we expect him to do that; that’s what he’s done for years," coach Jeff Fisher said. "(He) has a good feel for what we’re doing and a good sense for timing and throws a nice ball, a catchable ball. Five-for-7 and good control over what we were doing. That was pretty good, pretty good first effort for him.”
It's just one game, but Hill is exactly the type of steady hand who would give them insurance in case of another Bradford injury. The Rams are considered to have a pretty good defense and certainly some talent on offense so Hill could keep them on line to make a playoff run if need be. Hill very well could offer the same kind of fantasy value as Bradford, which is low-end QB2 or a committee candidate in certain matchups. Bradford is expected to play in preseason Week 2.