The 49ers have used free agency to sign a pair of veteran quarterbacks to the roster. They won't be the last signal-callers added to the mix.
"We'll continue to look," Shanahan said Friday, per CSN Bay Area. "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."
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Of course the 49ers will continue to add passers. Shanahan wasn't hired to sell fans on the idea of recreating the same quarterback room used by last year's three-win Chicago Bears. Hoyer is a serviceable stopgap with recent starting experience, while Barkley had his moments in 2016. The Niners, though, expect Shanahan to pinpoint and groom a long-term solution at the most important position in sports.
For that to happen, fans might have to wait a year for Kirk Cousins to break free from the Redskins. Shanahan could also latch onto a rookie this April or grab help in next year's draft, a class considered to be loaded with talent under center.
The rapid-fire signing of Hoyer and Barkley is a strong indicator that Shanahan doesn't plan to use the No. 2 pick on a quarterback. If he doesn't see any of this year's prospects as immediate starting talent, he wouldn't be alone in that evaluation.
What the Niners do have in their new coach is a proven offensive schemer who tends to get the most out of his passers no matter where he goes. That will have to do until Shanahan finds his guy.