Shaun Hill will be the 49ers' starting quarterback for 2009.
Coach Mike Singletary made the announcement this afternoon shortly before the team gathered for an afternoon practice. He said he came to a decision on Sunday and explained his reasoning to both quarterbacks individually.
"We have decided Shaun Hill will be the quarterback," Singletary said. "They're both class guys. I talked to Shaun first and then I talked to Alex. This morning I brought them in together ... and had them understand why we made the decision, how important it is they continue to push each other."