49ers Trade QB Shaun Hill To Lions For Seventh-Round Pick

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Niners Nation Issues A Farewell To Shaun Hill

SB Nation's 49ers community, Niners Nation, has weighed in on the trade that sent Shaun Hill to the Lions.

In the end, Shaun Hill is what he is (don't you hate that cliche?).  He's more talented in football than I'll ever be, but in the NFL that's just not enough.  Hill's final numbers?  322/522 for 3,490 yards, 23 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and 3 rushing touchdowns.  Certainly not bad, certainly not great.  We take it for what it is.

And while he may never be a great quarterback, I hope Hill finds immense success when he's not facing the 49ers.  My interactions with him are limited to the time I took the picture of him in the steroid-free picture.  However, in watching The Joe Show and reading as much as I can about him, Hill seems like the ideal teammate.  He's been a good soldier for the 49ers and withstood a fairly bizarre career path these last three years.  Players like that only deserve the best.

Make sure you check out the whole post. Niners Nation had an up close look at the Shaun Hill era in San Francisco.

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49ers Trade QB Shaun Hill To Lions For Seventh-Round Pick

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to send quarterback Shaun Hil to the Detroit Lions for a 2011 seventh-round pick.

Hill, who was 10-6 as the 49ers starter, finished the season behind Alex Smith on the depth chart. The 49ers recently signed a new backup quarterback in David Carr. The Lions offensive coordinator, Scott Linehan, is familiar with Hill having coached him in Minnesota.

A seventh-rounder seems like a cheap price to pay for a former starting quarterback with a winning record. But the Niners had already signed David Carr and were clearly going to move on without Hill. At least they got something in return.

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