clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Quarterback Shaun Hill Will Likely Return To Back Up Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford finally cemented that he's the quarterback of the future for the Detroit Lions this season during a 5,000 yard passing campaign, but as the Chicago Bears learned this season, every star quarterback needs a dependable backup behind him. Chicago didn't have one and it cost a 7-3 team a shot at the playoffs. The Lions have a good looking veteran backup in Shaun Hill, and it appears both sides want to work out a deal to bring Hill, a free agent, back to Detroit on another contract.

From the Detroit Free-Press:

The Lions have told Hill, his representatives and others that they want him back as the primary backup to Matthew Stafford. Hill also wants to return to Detroit -- and might even take a slight discount to do so.

The 32-year old Hill made 10 starts in 2010 when Stafford missed the majority of the season with a shoulder injury. Hill made only two appearances for Detroit this past season.

For more on the Detroit Lions, check out Pride of Detroit. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NFL hub at