QB uncertainty for NFC West in 2010

Three of four NFC West teams changed head coaches from 2008 to 2009.

Three of the four division teams could begin the 2010 season with starting quarterbacks different from the ones they had to open 2009.

So much for continuity.

We know the 49ers' opening-day starter for 2009, Shaun Hill, will not open next season as the starter unless something drastic happens. We can be pretty sure the Rams will not open the 2010 season with Marc Bulger under center (his scheduled salary of $8.5 million appears prohibitive). And it's possible the Cardinals will have a new quarterback, pending Kurt Warner's decision on retirement.

That makes the NFC West much tougher to forecast nine months before the season.