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Minnesota Vikings Offer QB Shaun Hill

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The Rams' backup QB in 2014 may not be around in 2015.

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As free agency heats up, Rams fans are keeping tabs on Sam Bradford (and Nick Foles...hello, trade rumors). But in the words of Yoda...

There is another.

Shaun Hill came to St. Louis in late March of 2014 to serve as a backup and mentor to Sam Bradford. Now, the Minnesota Vikings have offered him a contract to head north for 2015 and do the same for Teddy Bridgewater.

The offer would connect Hill with his former offensive coordinator, Norv Turner. Turner was the OC in San Francisco in 2006 before a six-year stint as head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Hill spent the season on the bench behind Trent Dilfer and Alex Smith.

It's a tough spot for the Rams and Jeff Fisher. He clearly likes the veteran mentor's role behind Sam Bradford. Fisher rolled with Kellen Clemens in the role in 2012 and 2013, playing in 12 games over those two years with nine starts in 2013 after Sam Bradford's initial ACL injury. With Clemens headed to San Diego, Fisher opted for Hill to fill the role in 2014 doing so admirably. Again though, a Bradford ACL injury forced Hill into more action than he was truthfully hired to see, starting in eight of the nine games he played in last season.

Were he to leave, the Rams would almost certainly shop around the free agent QB class to bring in a similar counselor...hopefully to less avail.