Here is the third installment of the San Francisco Chronicles series about the Santa Clara stadium deal: Santa Clara’s stadium deal: Too good to be true?
In an interview Mike Singletary said he will name the starting quarterback after the third exhibition game against the Cowboys on August 29.
“One of the things I feel very strongly about is one of those guys is going to take us where we need to go. I have two quarterbacks I feel very confident about. I don’t have one great guy. I have two good guys and somebody is going to step up and the next guy has to be ready.”
Speculation and guessing have been the name of the game when it comes to trying to figure who and when Singletary will name the starter under center. At least now we have a timetable. I say the sooner the better for the team. At the very least Shaun Hill deserves to get most of the reps with the first team in training camp and in the first three preseason games. By the end of the second preseason game against the Raiders Singletary and the 49er Faithful will have a good indication of who should be named the starter. Unless Alex Smith is spectacular in training camp and the first three preseason games, which he has not shown at all in his career, Hill will be named the starter. As much as I would love to see Smith come out of nowhere and become a good starting QB, that is just a pipe dream. The 49ers will soon have to admit Smith is a bust and is best suited as a career QB back-up.