Former Maryland QB gets nod from Rams after Bradford injury

Former Maryland QB gets nod from Rams after Bradford injury
August 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
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(Associated Press)

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The St. Louis Rams announced Sunday that starting quarterback Sam Bradford will be lost for the season after re-tearing the ACL in his left knee during a preseason win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.

Now the Rams look to their backup, former Maryland quarterback Shaun Hill, according to ProFootballTalk.com.

“Shaun’s our guy,” Rams head coach Fisher said, according to PFT. “We brought him here. He’s got experience. We’ve got all the confidence in the world in him.”

The Rams signed Hill in late March.

“Shaun has a great feeling for the offense right now, and we’re gonna move forward with him,” Fisher said. “We’re not gonna change anything. He knows the system.”

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Hill played at Maryland in 2000 and 2001 after spending time at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

As a senior in 2001, he helped Maryland to 10-2 record and an overall ranking of 11th in the final AP Poll. The Terrapins fell to Florida in the Orange Bowl that season, 56-23.

For the Rams, there still exists the possibility that they could trade for a quarterback to move past Hill on the depth chart and become the starter. And the answer could come from the D.C. area, with Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins perpetually at the center of trade speculation.

At the moment, though, Fisher seems to be sticking with Hill.

“I heard that there’s speculation that we’ve been on the phone,” Fisher said. “That’s not true. It doesn’t mean to say that we won’t, but we haven’t done it at this point. We’ll get together as an organization and see. . . . It makes no sense to jump and react right now and fill the hole at whatever cost.”