Shaun Hill's agent thinks like a real estate agent

I just read a post that Matt Maiocco wrote in his blog stating that Paraag Marathe will be delivering a multi year proposal (hopefully containing guaranteed money) to Shaun Hill’s agent. I suppose this is good from the 49er fan’s perspective. If Hill were represented by Drew Rosenhaus instead of Bob Lattinville, a lawyer from Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, I might be concerned that Hill could be on his way out of San Francisco. This isn’t to disparage Bob Lattinville, more to the point I’m sure he will do a better job of representing Shaun Hill than Leigh Steinberg would, since power agents seem to be more concerned with their next client instead of their current one.

My hope is that Lattinville knows the tenuous market that unproven free agent quarterbacks face in the NFL, and will keep his client in a situation where he has the best chance to shine. I also hope that he pushes the 49ers to hire Cam Cameron as O.C. since that could result in Hill putting up big numbers if (when) he takes the job from Alex Smith. I also want to note that I put a call into Lattinville, and if a call back comes, I’ll put up any comments he has on the situation.


I just spoke with Bob Lattinville about Shaun Hill and here is the quick rundown (I’ll be paraphrasing) of our conversation. In Lattinville’s opinion the ideal situation for Hill would be an opportunity to be a NFL starting QB (which is certainly a possibility based on how Alex Smith played this season). Additionally, a salary that would accommodate a change in Hill’s status on the depth chart (I.E. x dollars for back up spot, 2.5x dollars for starting) would be very important to any contract Shaun would sign. That being said, it’s very early in the free agency period, so market rates will play out over that time. As Martz’s offensive schemes rely on a sophisticated and accurate passing QB, Hill would be well suited for that type of scheme. Lattinville had nothing but praise Paraag Marathe (To be expected. You don’t badmouth the guy sending you an offer before you get it) , and said that the 49ers would get the utmost consideration for their offer.

I’m taking all this to mean that unless the 49ers send Lattinville a blank check, with a starting guarantee, nothing is going to happen until someone else signs or resigns a QB in a similar situation to Shaun Hill. Still it’s encouraging that the agent sounded so positive, and genuinely excited about Mike Martz as the OC for the 49ers. Both he and Hill are from the midwest and know what Martz can bring to an offense.

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  • Chris

    Comments like the one you made on the justblogbaby website are exactly why I hate Niner fans.  I’ve had the privilege of working at some of the most influential newspapers across the nation, but do you know the one constant that I’ve found; that the whole country hates the Bay Area. No respect for what the Raiders and Niners have accomplished during the existence of their respected franchises.  No respect for the rich history that is Oakland A’s baseball, and absolutely no respect for possibly the greatest baseball player of all time (Barry Bonds).  I’ve defended the Niners against ignorant Boston fans; guys attending Harvard, who think the 2007 Patriots would destroy the 1989 49ers (Blasphemy).  I’m not saying that you’re wrong when assuming that some Raider fans are illiterate criminals, but you’ve got to admit neither am I when I say that cheese and wine has no place in the parking lot of an NFL stadium; or for that matter, in or around any red-blooded American football game.  When the A’s and Giants play every year my friends want to talk shit more than they want to watch their team win.  I tell my friends who are A’s fans to save it for when the Yankee or Red Sox fans pack the Coliseum, like they do every year.  And I tell my Giants fans the same thing, substituting the Yanks or Sox with the Dodgers.  The worst part, we all blindlessly get together for Warrior games with no confrontation.  Don’t get me wrong, I love hating the Niners, but after the whole Balco thing, and the decline in play from all 4 of the MLB and NFL teams in the Bay, we need to layoff each other, but when we’re both back on top, then it’s on.  Oh yeah, but I’m still an Oakland boy and a Raider fan, so don’t ever write anything that bold on the blogbaby website again.  Because I didn’t work my ass off to get into Stanford or the Masters program that I’m in to hear shit from (presumably) some kid from Walnut Creek that doesn’t know better than to not challenge anyone from East Oakland.

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