Francisco 49ers’ are reportedly interested in former Seattle Seahawks’ backup
quarterback Seneca Wallace, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus. The 49ers’ are
unsettled at the position behind starter Colin Kaepernick since trading Alex
Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs. San Francisco acquired Colt McCoy from the
Cleveland Browns this past offseason with the hopes that he would solidify the
position. However, McCoy was injured in the 49ers’ preseason game last week
which may lead to the dreaded “injury-prone” label.
also have Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels on the roster, though neither
is impressive enough to take the No. 2 job this season. San Francisco jumped when
New Orleans released Seneca Wallace last week, quickly scheduling a visit with
the veteran. It is quite possible that Jim Harbaugh would feel more comfortable
with a reliable veteran as a backup instead of a younger, less experienced quarterback
heading into a season full of expectations.
It is also
quite possible that San Francisco would like to have an option behind Colin
Kaepernick that is capable of running a similar option-style attack on offense.
Though Colt McCoy’s running abilities have been far underrated in his short
career, there is no doubt that Wallace is the more capable open-field runner. At
this point, he likely has a better grasp of opposing defenses than any other
option currently on the roster as well.
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