Vikings agree to terms with Shaun Hill


MINNEAPOLIS -- Teddy Bridgewater's new backup quarterback is a familiar face in Minnesota.

According to two league sources, the Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with former St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, who began his NFL career in Minnesota in 2005, played for current Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner in San Francisco in 2006 and wanted to join the Vikings in part because of his respect for Turner.

Hill's contract is worth $6.5 million over the next two years, according to a league source. He can earn up to $500,000 in annual incentives, the source said.

Hill, 35, started eight games for the St. Louis Rams last season, completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,657 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions while filling in for the injured Sam Bradford. His experience and familiarity with Turner's offense made him a solid fit for the Vikings after the team agreed to trade Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills earlier this week.