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Niners Up in the Air QB Spot Makes List of Top 10 Unfilled Roster Hole

Football Outsiders has out their list of “The Top 10 unfilled roster holes,” and the 49’ers make the list with their unsettled QB spot. Here’s the story:

1. San Francisco 49ers: Quarterback

The last time San Francisco had a quarterback accrue positive DYAR with more than 100 passes thrown is 2003; since then, they’ve had the worst quarterback in the league by DYAR in 2005 (Alex Smith), 2007 (Trent Dilfer, with Smith in second-to-last) and 2008 (J.T. O’Sullivan). While Shaun Hill was better than O’Sullivan, his DVOA was 28th in the league, at minus-2.8 percent. San Francisco struck out on Kurt Warner and added only aging Damon Huard (-54.7% DVOA last year) and developmental prospect Nate Davis this offseason, leaving Hill as the starter by default.

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