The 49ers reportedly have a new quarterback.
No, not the guy who has been linked to the team recently, but that could still happen.
The NFL Network said Wednesday that Brian Hoyer has decided to leave the Chicago Bears to join San Francisco, where he will have a chance to compete to be the starter next season. The deal can’t be announced until Thursday, which is the start of the new league year.
The network’s analysts had a lot to say about the 49ers on Wednesday. Here’s a sampling:
Shanahan is why Hoyer picked 49ers
Hoyer deal could push 49ers to draft, not Cousins
Cousins prefers 49ers over Redskins
Is Kaepernick still an NFL starter?
The Associated Press contributed to this report.