Lions, Shaun Hill Reportedly Agree To Two-Year Deal

DETROIT - AUGUST 12: Quarterback Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions ran seven yards for a second quarter touchdown and celebrates with teammate Derrick Williams #15 during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field on August 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

After quarterback Drew Stanton signed with the New York Jets on Friday, it became very important for the Detroit Lions to re-sign Shaun Hill. Hill took a visit with the St. Louis Rams, and if the Lions had also lost him, they would have been left with only Matthew Stafford at quarterback.

Luckily, Hill will in fact be returning to the Lions. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hill and the Lions have agreed to a two-year deal. While Hill had a previous connection with Rams quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti and an opportunity to back up Sam Bradford, he has decided to return to the Lions to continue backing up Matthew Stafford.

With Hill back in the fold, the Lions can now take a deep breath and relax as far as the quarterback position goes. It would have been disastrous for the Lions to lose both of their backups considering that Stanton and Hill are quite good in that role. Now that Hill is set to return, the Lions' top two quarterbacks are set for next season.

Chances are the Lions will now look to either the draft (a pick in a later round) or the undrafted free agent pool to find their third-string quarterback for next season.

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