This one is probably making people laugh just as hard as the Mark Sanchez suggestion did simply because Shaun Hill has been in the league for 100 years. At 37 years old, Hill has played for four different teams over the span of 11 seasons.
He can do enough to win a team a game and won’t lose it for you, as showcased by his performance in Minnesota’s season opener.
Shaun Hill and Alex Smith played together before back during Smith’s days in San Francisco. Back then, the two were duking it out for a starting job with the 49ers, but the roles would be well-established here in Kansas City.
Hill started one game for the Minnesota Vikings last year and led them to a win. After that, the Vikings decided Sam Bradford would be ready to take charge and Hill only appeared in two other games after that.
Pro Football Focus brings up that Shaun Hill could opt to retire, but if he doesn’t, I’d actually be okay with this signing. He can do enough to win a team a game and won’t lose it for you, as showcased by his performance in Minnesota’s season opener.
"Hill may ultimately choose to retire this offseason, but if he chooses to come back, he is still a top backup quarterback option even at age 37. Hill’s greatest strength is knowing who he is as a player; he operates efficiently no matter the system and takes care of the football. The wealth of knowledge he could pass along to a young QB is invaluable if the right backup situation presents itself for the 2017 season."
This would be a nice option because Hill could bridge the gap should the Chiefs decide to get a young rookie quarterback in this draft or the next.