Still undecided on their backup quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers may be looking for an outside reinforcement.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the 49ers have shown interest in free agent quarterback Seneca Wallace, who was cut earlier this week by the New Orleans Saints. The 49ers are expected to meet with Wallace soon.
Drafted in 2005 by the Seahawks, Wallace backed up Matt Hasselbeck in Seattle. He was a starter for a portion of 2008, when he threw for 1,532 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games.
Wallace was traded to the Browns in 2010, where he was trumped by injuries for two seasons before being released after the 2012 preseason.
For the 49ers, neither Colt McCoy nor Scott Tolzien have looked particularly impressive during their two preseason games. McCoy was acquired earlier this offseason via a trade from, coincidentally, the Browns, while Tolzien has been the 49ers third-string quarterback for the past two seasons.
In fact, seventh round draft pick B.J. Daniels has been the only quarterback to make an impact thus far, and he is now receiving the same amount of practice reps as McCoy and Tolzien.
We can discuss the 49ers’ backup quarterback situation all we want, but it won’t matter as long as (knock on wood) Colin Kaepernick stays healthy. Hopefully, the 49ers won’t have to resort to Seneca Wallace taking snaps behind center.