The Vikings have locked down their new veteran backup for starter Teddy Bridgewater.
Shortly after the start of free agency, the Vikings agreed to terms with 35-year-old quarterback Shaun Hill, according to a league source. Hill spent last season with the St. Louis Rams.
The Vikings were in need of a new backup after agreeing last week to trade Matt Cassel to the Bills. They zeroed in on Hill on Saturday, when teams were first allowed to speak with soon-to-be free agents from other teams, and finalized the deal a little bit ago.
It is a two-year contract worth $6.5 million, according to ESPN.
Hill was supposed to be the backup to Sam Bradford in St. Louis last season, but he ended up starting eight games after Bradford suffered a season-ending injury during the preseason. Hill threw eight touchdown passes and seven interceptions while going 3-5 as a starter.
Hill will return to Minnesota, where he began his career in 2002 as an undrafted free agent. He also has a history with offensive coordinator Norv Turner from their time together in San Francisco.
In 13 NFL seasons, mostly spent as a backup quarterback, Hill has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 8,038 yards, 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He has an 85.5 career passer rating.
The Vikings saved $1.5 million, added a draft pick and upgraded another by swapping Cassel out for Hill.
What's left to be done for the Vikings? Check out their to-do list in our free agency tracker.