Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Make a Change at Quarterback

March 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No, this is not an article suggesting that the San Francisco 49ers should draft Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, nor that backup quarterbacks Shaun Hill or Nate Davis should take over the starting job from Alex Smith.
The former No. 1 draft choice from 2005 showed enough improvement on the field in 2009 to be the starter going into to the 2010 season.
However, if Smith were either injured or benched due to inconsistent play (and let’s face it, that is all we have ever seen from him), Shaun Hill is not the best choice to replace him.
Now prior to last season, I was in the same boat as many other 49er followers in thinking that Hill deserved a chance to lead this team out of the gate. Hill had done enough to think that his safe, ball-control style with a strong running game could get San Francisco to the playoffs.
But after what developed last season, it is clear that Hill isn’t the right fit to lead this team. With Michael Crabtree able to stretch the field and Ver...

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