49ers Have a QB Quandary

The job is Shaun Hill's, all his, except for his strained lower back and a few dozen other pertinent questions about his full capacity for NFL success.

If Hill is dinged up for a while, the 49ers' quarterback job transfers to Alex Smith, no problem, except for Smith's sprained right thumb and a cloud of doubt about his actual worth. And if neither is healthy by Saturday's exhibition game in Dallas — or, good gracious, the Sept. 13 season opener in Arizona — then "... then "... then "...

Your 49ers starting quarterback will be either Damon Huard or Nate Davis.

That's a screaming one-sentence summary of a true QB quandary, for the short, middle and long term.

If all goes well the 49ers still have a major issue at QB, and we know the 49ers never win unless...

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