Dan Arkush of ESPN is reporting that Mike Singletary isn’t sold on Shaun Hill. Here is what Dan had to say.
The 49ers’ decision to so quickly announce that Mike Singletary would be retained surprised nobody. Same goes for the unveiling of 27-year-old Jed York as the team’s president before kickoff of the Niners’ season-ending victory over the Redskins, considering that he pretty much has been calling the shots since training camp — with his parents’ blessings. What has definitely raised some eyebrows, however, is Singletary’s apparent reluctance to declare Shaun Hill as the Niners’ undisputed starting quarterback after Hill (7-3 as a starter over the past two seasons) was so instrumental in the team’s dramatic improvement the second half of the season. Said one team insider: “Singletary really likes Hill’s football mentality and the way he comes across in the locker room, but the fact is, there are just some plays he just can’t make. He doesn’t have that arm strength to drill a 30-yard pass downfield.”