In a not-so surprising move, the Seattle Seahawks have claimed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback B.J. Daniels off of waivers. The 49ers had hoped he would pass through waivers and land on the team’s practice squad, but instead he lands on San Francisco’s rival’s roster.
Yesterday, before Daniels was claimed, Harbaugh himself said, “we’re hopeful B.J. can return, and trust we have a plan for him. And a process for developing him and getting him ready to play in the National Football League, as well.”
Well, looks like that will not happen for now. As I stated, we probably should have seen this coming because Pete Carroll expressed interest in the quarterback, just as Harbaugh had. Now Carroll has his man, and a part of the 49ers playbook as well.
This is the third quarterback claimed off of waivers from the 49ers by another team, the first two being Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace, who were both claimed by Green Bay soon after the 49ers cut them.
Replacing B.J. Daniels is the new third-string quarterback, John Skelton, who officially signed with the team a few hours ago. Skelton was signed to a one-year contract. He was cut by the Cincinatti Bengals at the beginning of this season.