Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
40-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
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Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Shaun Hill in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year deal worth $6.5 million with the Vikings in March of 2015.
Takes over for two plays Thursday
QBMinnesota Vikings
December 2, 2016
Hill saw his first action since Week 1 in Thursday's loss to Dallas, completing his only pass for six yards while logging two plays in Sam Bradford's stead while the latter tended to a minor rib injury.
Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.
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The 36-year-old was signed by the Vikings prior to the 2015 season in order to provide veteran depth at quarterback behind starter Teddy Bridgewater. Hill enters the second season of his two-year deal with the team after a 2015 campaign in which he appeared in just three games, two of which were blowouts, while Bridgewater remained fairly healthy throughout the year. There isn't much competition behind Hill to compete for the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart, but it will take a serious injury to Bridgewater for Hill to warrant much fantasy attention.
Hill started eight games for the Rams last season, but injuries and the play of Austin Davis kept him from completing a whole season under center. Following an offseason move to the Vikings, the 14-year veteran will serve as the backup to Teddy Bridgewater. Having played for Norv Turner in San Francisco in 2006, his familiarity with Turner’s offensive system could pay dividends should he be forced into action.
Hill didn't attempt a pass with the Lions in all of last season, but owns a 62 percent completion rate and 41:23 TD:INT ratio over his career. He'll now have a chance to lead the Rams' offense, with Sam Bradford having suffered a torn ACL.
Hill is expected to back up Matthew Stafford in 2013.
Hill will be the first in line to take snaps should injury befall Matthew Stafford, who has dealt with his fair share of maladies in his short career. He threw just three passes last year after playing in 11 games in 2010.
As the backup for what might be the league�s least durable quarterback, Hill is much closer to stepping onto the field than most No. 2 QBs. He was surprisingly productive last year, throwing for 250 yards or more in six of his 10 starts while totaling 16 passing touchdowns in the same span. You can probably expect a similar showing from the 10-year veteran if Matthew Stafford goes down again in 2011.
Hill is the presumptive No. 2 quarterback behind second-year pro Matthew Stanford. Drew Stanton will be in the mix during training camp, but Hill certainly has a leg up. Stafford dealt with knee and shoulder injuries last season and the Lion' offensive line is barely mediocre, making a stint under center for Hill not out of the realm of possibility. But it'll take an injury to Stafford to make that happen as the Lions are committed to the former Georgia signal caller.
He’s not pretty, but he gets it done. Sort of a modern-day Billy Kilmer. Alas, he’ll have to get it done now without Mike Martz, who has been rudely jettisoned from the NFL completely. So all those inspiring stats from last year, including the most impressive 7.1 YPA as an inexperienced starter, are moot. Of course, Mike Singletary wants to emphasize defense and thus brought in Jimmy Raye, a former running back coach for the Jets, to run the attack. That tells us the Niners are going to be run first and second and maybe pass when absolutely necessary. Gone, too, then (or at least rendered more moot) is Hill’s sparkling 7.9 YPA on first downs. Frank Gore is going to get the rock 70 percent of the time on first-and-10 now. And the attack is probably going to be more conservative in limiting downfield throws (23 percent of Hill’s attempts last year despite the below-average raw NFL arm strength). Michael Crabtree was drafted, and that’s encouraging. But he’s unlikely to have a significant impact as a rookie with the weight of the entire passing game on his shoulders. That means too much attention from opposing secondaries. We also must note that former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith, coming off major throwing shoulder surgery, has a chance to emerge as the starter. But Raye was apprised in the offseason that Hill is a bad practice player who gets it done in games. So how can he lose the job before the season starts?
Mike Martz offers hope for the owners of Niners QBs. But Alex Smith seems like an empty vessel. Look at the numbers: Hill had five TDs in 80 attempts with a 101 QB rating. Sure, the YPA was a pedestrian 6.3, suggesting the TDs were a fluke. And he fumbled three times on four sacks, losing two. The sample size is also miniscule. But Smith had two TD passes in 193 attempts, posted a pathetic 4.7 YPA and has been backsliding since September of 2006. Yes, Martz is his fourth offensive coordinator in four years, but Smith's the primary reason those predecessors got canned. The major surgery to his throwing shoulder is another issue, as is his public feud with his head coach. Smith's leash is two games, max, and might be as short as two quarters. The career progressions of Smith and Hill are a perfect illustration of how flummoxed NFL decision makers are when it comes to scouting and developing QBs. Hill wasn't even drafted and got some attention only after playing well in NFL Europe, which no longer even exists. He came to the Niners by way of the Vikings and only got a chance to start a game when all the other options were injured. Now, he has a three-year deal and a serious chance to start over a No. 1 overall pick who plays like an undrafted free agent. Whoever emerges in August should be a late-round pocket pick as a third QB because of Martz, who has made a career of turning other people's castoffs into fantasy value and sometimes even fantasy gold.
Third quarterback for the 49ers.
Hill, the #3 quarterback in Minnesota the past three years, will battle Jesse Palmer to serve a similar role in SF.
Hill returns as the third-string quarterback, but he has yet to throw a pass in a regular season game.
Hill returns as the third quarterback for Minnesota, but hasn't played a snap during the regular season in his two-year career.
Third string QB for the Vikes. He spent the offseason in NFL Europe, leading the league in passing yards (2,256) and finishing second in touchdown passes (13).
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Slated for backup QB duty Sunday
QBMinnesota Vikings
September 18, 2016
Sam Bradford, and not Hill, will be the starting quarterback Sunday against Green Bay, according to both ESPN and NFL Network. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starter until shortly before Sunday's game.
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Team won't name starting QB until Sunday
QBMinnesota Vikings
September 16, 2016
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he won't name his starting quarterback for this week's game against Green Bay until Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Vikings won't name starting QB until Sunday
QBMinnesota Vikings
September 14, 2016
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he would not announce a starting quarterback for this week's game against Green Bay. However, Sam Bradford took all the first-team snaps in practice Wednesday, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Charley Walters.
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Listed atop Week 2 depth chart
QBMinnesota Vikings
September 13, 2016
Hill is listed as the starter on the initial depth chart for Week 2 against Green Bay, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Throws for 236 yards in Week 1
QBMinnesota Vikings
September 11, 2016
Hill completed 18 of 33 passes for 236 yards, scrambling twice for an additional eight yards in Sunday's 25-16 win at Tennessee.
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