Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
I never said take Manuel in the 2nd. And it wouldn't be a "waste of a pick." Our backup is Scott Tolzien who is at best an emergency QB and at worst just a practice squad QB. This is a guy that couldn't make the Charges after pre-season that people want to rely on. As much as we love Kaepernick, its foolish to think he can't get hurt, espicially since we use him on run plays. Tolzien doesn't even fit the type of offense we've become, he is more of a Norv Turner type QB (hence SD first taking him).
We have other needs, and needs that are more pressing. But sometimes you makes value picks, aka BPA. And we DO have a need for a backup QB.
As much as you say we need a QB to "sit and watch for a couple of season" we have to prepare for the possiblity that Kaep gets hurt and we don't want to flush the season down the toilet if that happens. I am completely confident Kaepernick will miss games over the next 2-3 seasons, its inevitable.
The same Tolzien is also on to his 3rd year in the system. Your assessment sounds exactly what people were saying about Kaepernick after this past preseason in terms of not being ready to start. I think Tolzien can make all the necessary plays and I'm fully content with him as a backup on this team. As far as a #3 QB goes, a guy like Matt Scott couldn't be anymore perfect to sit behind him and Kaepernick, to watch and learn, and then eventually develop into this team's top backup or be traded for more picks.
Yes, they do have a need for a backup QB, in the late 4th round and lower.....Matt Scott and Brad Sorenson territory, not EJ Manuel territory. Depending on how things go in the following weeks, he may even sneak into the late 1st round, far too early for the 49ers to choose a QB.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM ]