What David Carr’s visit to San Francisco might mean for Shaun Hill

Mar 5, 2010 at 11:08 AM2


After being quiet for the first 12 hours of free agency and silently watching as their own free agents, wide receiver Arnaz Battle and right tackle Tony Pashos schedule their own visits to other teams, a rumor of a potential visit appeared. It was not some big name free agent or a potential starter. Various sources are stating that the 49ers have scheduled a visit with Giants backup quarterback David Carr.

Now this by itself may not seem too interesting. In fact, it may sound downright boring. However, when you look at it from the perspective of the 49ers' current quarterback situation, it suddenly becomes interesting. The coaching staff has backed quarterback Alex Smith as the starter for 2010. The team spent a fifth-round selection on quarterback Nate Davis last year and are fine with letting their young player develop.

Shaun Hill is a different story. Hill started the 2009 season as the team's starting quarterback. After struggling, he was eventually replaced during week 7 by Alex Smith, who remained the starter for the remainder of the season. Carr entering the picture could mean that San Francisco is no longer interested in keeping Hill around or that they are at least interested in taking another look at his future with the team.

For Carr, playing in San Francisco, even as a backup, may be a perfect situation. The California native would be closer to home and have a chance to actually play should Alex Smith struggle or get injured.

It was rumored that the Arizona Cardinals might have shown an interest in Carr. Also, the Cleveland Browns appear to be interested in him now.

It will be interesting to see if the 49ers sign Carr and announce him as insurance or competition for Smith.
The views within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


2 Comments

  • charles
    bad idea to have alex looking over his shoulder now that carr is there as a "backup"..give alex his dues!!
    Mar 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    0
  • Sig
    DAVID CARR??? ARE YOU SERIOUS??? I don't understand what they are doing to this franchise in the front office. Please tell me this is a joke. I would have rather them go after Vick or Delhomme. Wow..gotta love it. Unbelievable....
    Mar 5, 2010 at 2:27 PM
    0

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Mike McGlinchey explains how the lack of crowd noise might be an advantage for the 49ers O-line

By David Bonilla
Sep 11, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers won't host fans inside Levi's Stadium when they play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday — air quality permitting. That could be seen as a negative when it comes to creating energy and a real home-field advantage. It might also be an advantage for aggressive defensive linemen who won't be distracted by the noise of a hostile environment and be able to react to the snap of the football more quickly. Right tackle Mike McGlinchey sees some advantages to quieter NFL stadiums, though, correcting any perceived misconceptions that they might benefit

Read the Full Article


49ers bringing Ziggy Ansah in for a second visit, per report

By Kirk Larrabee
Sep 13, 2020

The 49ers are continuing to show interest in adding veteran pass rusher Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, according to a Sunday morning report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Ansah, 31, was brought in by the 49ers in early August for a COVID-19 test and a physical but did not sign a contract. Rapoport says the 49ers plan on bringing him again for a visit and another COVID-19 test today, which shows he still remains on the team's radar. Help on the way for the

Read the Full Article


Film from the Field House: Five Plays Kyle Shanahan Will Call for the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1

By Bret Rumbeck
Sep 10, 2020

A long time ago, I thought the most unprecedented event in the sports world was Game 3 of the 1989 World Series getting pushed back ten days due to an earthquake. Sports will find a way to endure - through earthquakes, war, a global pandemic and if professional football is played before a couch-bound audience. The San Francisco 49ers will play sloppy football Sunday, but the other NFL franchises will join them. Remember it's been nine months - if not longer - since players were on the field in a live football contest. Forty-Niner head coach Kyle Shanahan will have his men ready for Sunday afternoon, even if the game turns into a sludgy swamp of mental errors, blown coverages, and missed assignments. Indeed, the other 31 coaches in the league are

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

More by David Bonilla

All Articles by David Bonilla

More Articles

All Articles
Share 49erswebzone