At 0-4, Kyle Shanahan Says Brian Hoyer is The “Best Thing” For 49ers At QB Right Now
by: Darrelle Lincoln On Monday, October 2, 2017
After going 2-14 during the 2016 campaign, the San Francisco 49ers were looking to distance themselves from the kneeling controversy that largely took everybody’s attention off their terrible record. Their plan was to come out guns blazing with a new head coach and Bryan Hoyer under center.
Four games into the season, and that hasn’t been the case. The wheels have already fallen off as the team is win-less and playing badly in almost every facet of the game.
No matter what their record is, head coach Kyle Shanahan is sticking with Hoyer, because he’s the ‘best thing’ for the team right now.
“I don’t look at it like it’s Brian vs. C.J. right now,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I look at it as ‘What’s best for our team right now?’ And if I did feel that [a change at quarterback] was the best thing for our team right now, I wouldn’t hesitate at all. That would be an easy decision if I thought that was the best thing for our team right now.
“I don’t feel it is the best thing for our team right now, so that’s something I haven’t started to consider.”
The 49ers are currently 26th in the league in scoring, and Hoyer has completed 58.1 percent of his passes for 858 yards with two touchdowns, four interceptions and a 67.9 passer rating.
“I think he needs to play better, and we need to play better around him,” Shanahan said.