With plenty of questions at quarterback behind starter Matthew Stafford, the Detroit Lions went out and found their backup. In San Francisco.
The Lions acquired QB Shaun Hill from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, who cites league sources.
Hill began the 2009 season as the 49ers’ starter, but fell behind former No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith on the depth chart. The 49ers then acquired veteran David Carr last week before reportedly giving hill permission to seek a trade.
Hill does have a connection in Detroit. Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan coached him in Minnesota for three seasons.