Interim coach Mike Singletary announced that Hill has replaced J.T. O’Sullivan in the starting lineup. O’Sullivan got off to a good start as the starter, but he ran into difficult times.
O’Sullivan committed 14 turnovers in the past 4 1/2 games with 10 interceptions and four lost fumbles—a number that does not include a fumble that resulted in a safety against the New York Giants.
“We just felt like right now, Shaun gives us the best chance of winning,” Singletary said. “It’s just a good decision all around right now. The things that have happened with the turnovers, J.T. needs to take time to gather himself. It’s a long season. (There are) eight games left, a lot of football. We may have to use both of them before it’s over.”