Originally posted by E-49er:
Originally posted by Joecool:
I kind of agree with Taney on this one Joe. The backup is going to be an important role. I like what I seen from Tolzien but I think we may see Josh Johnson resigned as Kaeps backup if he is available (johnson signed with browns on 12/26, dont know the length of the contract).Tolzien and Johnson would probably compete in camp for the job if Johnson is signed.
Originally posted by taney71:
The way Kaep plays he's likely to get hurt at some point so the backup QB is key for the niners success once Smith leaves. We are focused on where Smith will go but the bigger issue is who will be the backup to Kaep.
How does he play? I mean, he's not spinning his back into defenders running full speed at him. Kaep is also built big and strong which means DB's are usually taking the hit more than Kaep is. LB's now is another story.
s**t...knock on wood.
I think Kaeps running is going to expose him to more hits and the potential for injury. He is big and strong and a long strider when he runs but rarely does a running QB go throughout the year without an injury.
I guess I could say it seems all QBs eventually get hurt in this league. Just look Tom Brady who isn't really running or Peyton Manning. That means we need a good backup.
Johnson might be a good pick. I just don't know how he has played in the NFL. Seems like a bunch of teams haven't rated him too highly so why should we think he's a good backup for us.