With Shaun Hill gone to St. Louis, the Lions are short one quarterback.
Former Lions quarterback Shaun Hill is expected to sign a one-year deal with the St. Loius Rams, per ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Hill was Matthew Stafford’s backup for four seasons.
Kellen Moore has shown improvement since he was signed as an undrafted free agent two years ago, but he has not played a snap in the regular season. He could be in mix to work as the No. 2 quarterback.
Also, expect the Lions to draft a quarterback in later rounds who they can possibly develop into a backup.
Veteran Mark Sanchez is available, but according to team comments he doesn’t fit into the picture. The Lions originally passed on Sanchez in favor of Stafford in the 2009 draft which proved to be a good move.
Hill’s one-year deal is for $1.75 million with the chance to earn as much as $2.25 million per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Hill, who is 34, had mop-up duty in just two games in the past two seasons.
In 2010 when Stafford was injured, Hill played in 11 games, completing 257 passes for 2,686 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Prior to Detroit he spent four seasons in San Francisco and four with the Vikings.