The San Francisco 49ers announced that quarterback Shaun Hill has been re-signed. Hill was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on February 29. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team.
Hill (6-3, 226) enters his seventh NFL season after seeing the most action of his career in 2007. He stepped into the starting role at quarterback in place of an injured Trent Dilfer, who was sidelined with a concussion during the Minnesota Vikings game in Week 14. Hill led the 49ers to a 2-0 record as a starter as he completed 54 of 79 passes (68.4%) for 501 yards and five touchdowns with one interception. He also scored one rushing touchdown on the season.
Last year marked the first time Hill had recorded a pass in his NFL career. Prior to joining the 49ers as a free agent in 2006, he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings for four years (2002-05), serving primarily as the team's third quarterback. He was allocated to NFL Europa's Amsterdam Admirals in 2003, where he led the league in passing yards with 2,256 and ranked tied for second with 13 touchdown passes.