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Checkdowns: Shaun Hill

Posted by Chase Stuart on September 26, 2009

After 12 NFL starts, Shaun Hill now holds an impressive 9-3 record. For an undrafted QB on a team that's struggled for years, that's quite an impressive mark. Hill is the 15th QB since Tom Brady* to win 8 or more of his first twelve starts. Some of the players -- Kyle Orton anyone? -- got their great records on the strength of their defenses. Other guys -- Marc Bulger, Chad Pennington, Tony Romo -- were really difference makers who led their teams like veterans.

wins	cmp     att     pyd     ptd     int    	ay/a	name
8	249	352	2768	22	 4	8.60	Chad Pennington
8	233	363	3172	22	11	8.59	Tony Romo
12	170	256	2224	13	 8	8.30	Ben Roethlisberger
10	257	394	3159	24	13	7.75	Marc Bulger
10	232	360	2600	16	 6	7.36	Philip Rivers
9	189	331	2453	14	 8	7.17	Rex Grossman
9	204	334	2285	12	 3	7.16	Damon Huard
9	231	355	2491	16	10	6.65	Tom Brady
8	187	336	2191	 9	 6	6.25	David Garrard
8	200	354	2562	11	14	6.08	Jake Delhomme
8	232	372	2323	12	12	5.44	Drew Brees
8	159	297	1839	11	10	5.42	Vince Young
8	160	276	1779	 7	13	4.83	Tarvaris Jackson
9	165	309	1591	 9	13	3.84	Kyle Orton

So what's going to happen to Shaun Hill? In 12 starts (ignoring his numbers in games he did not start), he's 235-374 for 2,546 yards with 17 TDs and 9 INTs. That amounts to 6.63 adjusted yards per attempt. With 9 wins, that puts his career on a very Brady-like path. Of course, he could just as easily become the next Damon Huard or Rex Grossman. If nothing else, I think Shaun Hill has flown under the national radar.

What do you guys think of Shaun Hill?

*Excluding 2008 data.

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