Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

49ers Looking For a Backup Quarterback

With the 49ers trading away Alex Smith to the Chiefs, they now have a void to fill at the backup quarterback position.

Colin Kaepernick may be the quarterback of the future and his brightest years are definitely ahead of him, but his aggressive style of play could get him injured and sidelined for a while (knock on wood).

So, it is important that the 49ers have a backup quarterback who can handle being a starter on a moment’s notice.

The easiest route to go would be to promote third-stringer Scott Tolzien to be the backup. The 49ers have liked Tolzien’s work ethic and could reward him with a backup role.

Another strategy is to find one via the draft. The 49ers have a whopping 15 picks in the upcoming draft, and perhaps they select a quarterback in the middle rounds, or trade up to get one, which is how they landed Kaepernick.

However, free agency is always an option. The names on the market right now are abundant: Jason Campbell, Matt Moore, Bruce Gradkowski, Derek Anderson, and Bryan Hoyer are just some of the available quarterbacks right now.

You think that it would be hard to convince them to play for a Super Bowl-contending team in the 49ers?



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