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Kyle Shanahan: We’ll continue to look at quarterbacks

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The 49ers have signed a pair of quarterbacks in free agency and they aren’t done considering new additions at the position.

That was the message from coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday while discussing the arrival of Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley this week.

“We’ll continue to look,” Shanahan said, via CSNBayArea.com. “You rarely take just two guys into a camp. So I have a pretty good feeling we will add more. I don’t know whether that’ll be through free agency or the draft, but there’s every avenue possible. We don’t limit ourselves to anything.”

That could also include a trade for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins is reportedly interested in a trade, although there haven’t been any signs that a deal is imminent or likely.

Failing that, it would seem likely that the 49ers would pick a quarterback in the draft to either compete for the starting job or spend the 2017 season developing behind the two veterans that have already joined the roster.

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9 Responses to “Kyle Shanahan: We’ll continue to look at quarterbacks”
  1. thrifty says: Mar 11, 2017 12:25 PM

    And looking at running the ball with a huge lead late in games.

  2. omeimontis says: Mar 11, 2017 12:35 PM

    Here are the free agent QBs still available:

    Colin Kaepernick, Jay Cutler, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Case Keenum, Shaun Hill, Matt McGloin, E.J. Manuel, Blaine Gabbert, Mark Sanchez, Nick Foles, Geno Smith, Dan Orlovsky, Josh Johnson, T.J. Yates, Kellen Moore, Ryan Nassib, David Fales, Bruce Gradkowski, Austin Davis, Charlie Whitehurst, and of course Tim Tebow and Johnny Football. Brock Osweiler and/or Tony Romo may be cut too.

  3. bondlake says: Mar 11, 2017 12:46 PM

    No news regarding Kaepernick.

    Doesn’t appear like there’s a trampling herd of buffaloes trying to run him down . . . .

  4. a1b24312 says: Mar 11, 2017 1:12 PM

    Says the guy who, as OC, was kinda known for being a Qb killer, and who, as OC, cost his team a SB victory with terrible game management.

  5. kabasaman says: Mar 11, 2017 1:47 PM

    I think the 49r’s should sign Jay Cutler and complete the tri-fecta of bad. Are y0u kidding me? I hope they take a quarterback at #2 just to confuse things even more. There will be a lot of posturing before the draft. This could get really interesting……..

  6. oswizard says: Mar 11, 2017 1:56 PM

    The Redskins will pay Cousins 35 million next year.
    Then the average pay for 2016-18 would have been just over 26 million per year. If the Niners wants Kyle’s offense to hit the ground running now, they trade for Kirk. If they wait, they will never get him, at least until 2019. But by then everything will have changed regarding personnel in the NFL

  7. kerrchris65 says: Mar 11, 2017 2:14 PM

    I’m really looking forward to see all the ways Kyle will alienate and distance himself from his players and the niners. And then burn them all to the ground once he’s out the door. Just like he has in Washington and Cleveland.

  8. captainwhodat says: Mar 12, 2017 6:31 PM

    judging from the posts, 49er’s fans are as delusional as Brown’s fans…

  9. eshipp44 says: Mar 12, 2017 8:24 PM

    kabasaman…
    oswizard….
    kerrchris65….
    cptainwhodaat….

    You’re all plum dumb. Wash and Cle were in much better shape when KS was calling the plays. Your teams are garbage, just like the Niners have been recently, except your teams have been historically bad, like forever. Wash just got rid of the only guy who was able to get talented players in the building. Good luck.
    And there is no reason to trade for Cousins right now. Cousins has all the power. Wash won’t pay him 34 mil next year, no way. He becomes a FA and Wash gets nothing. Don’t get mad at the Niners.

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