Head coach Mike Singletary announced Monday that Shaun Hill will be the 49ers starting quarterback when the regular season begins. The 8-year pro finished the 2008 season with a 5-3 record as the starter, including wins in four of the last five games. In his career, Hill has a 7-3 record with 2,547 yards passing and 18 touchdowns through the air.
“This morning I brought them (Hill and Alex Smith) in together and had them understand why we made the decision and how important it is for them to continue to push each other and compete,” Singletary said. “I thanked them for how they’ve been throughout this whole process. I feel very fortunate to have both of them. They both made great strides. I’m very excited about how Shaun ended last season and how he’s progressed through the offseason.”
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