Shaun Hill: Rookie Season

This is my first post, so go easy on me…

I wanted to analyze Shaun Hill’s rookie season.  Why am I analyzing his rookie season when he has been in the league for 8 years you ask?  Well Hill has officially started 16 games, so I am going to call that his rookie season.  (Note: I am only looking at games Hill has started.)  Hill’s rookie record is 10-6.  Which depending on the Division you are in is playoff worthy. Here are his stats:

285/477 for 3135 yards.  That is a completion % of 59%, and an average of 11 yards per pass. He has 21 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, with 43 sacks.

He has rushed the ball 41x for 176 yards.  An average of 4.2 yards a carry.  He has 3 touchdowns, and 11 fumbles.

Let’s compare this to some other notable rookie starts:

                              Comp     Att      Pct         Yds      Avg      TD     Int      Sck     Rush:  Att     Yds      Avg     TD     FUM  Record
Shaun Hill             285      477     59%    3135      11        21      11      43                   41     176      4.2       3        11     10-6

Matt Ryan              265      434     61%    3440      7.9       16      11      17                  55      104     1.9       1         6        11-5

Joe Flacco            257       428      60%    2971      6.9       14     12      32                  52       180    3.5      2         11       11-5

Peyton Manning   326      575       56%    3739      6.5       26     28      22                  15        62       4.1     0         3        3-13


Based on these numbers, who had a better rookie season?  Additional, do you think Singletary was too quick to pull the plug on Hill.  I really liked what Smith brought to the table against the Texans, but do we really think that he will be able to do it every week.  Plus what you have to remember is that Smith and Hill played in two different types of offenses on Sunday.  Hill had the traditional football offense, while Smith was in the spread.

So if Smith is going to be successful, will Rayes open up the play book?  I attached a poll because I think they are cool.  Please feel free to make any comments below.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.