Originally posted by fryet:
Well, I was able to predict that the 49ers were going to attempt to do this, but I am surprised that they signed another QB to be on the 53 man roster. I thought that they would do this and only have 2 QBs on the roster with MR being the emergency QB. What will be interesting now is to see if anyone does pick up Nate before the 49ers can put him on the practice squad like many on this thread predicted.
Some thoughts on this. I think it was ESPN who said that this move indicates that the 49ers are not sold on Carr as the #2 QB - I would have to agree. If you have Nate on the practice squad, I am not so sure you needed Smith. Also, apparently it was Singletary who wanted Troy Smith and told Baalke to get him. I don't know that we want our head coach looking over the release list of teams trying to find talent. Baalke should have come to Singletary and suggested the idea - not the other way around.
For the record, I am glad the 49ers were able to bring Davis back to the PS. I am also glad that Troy Smith is the #3.
My take is that the staff preferred a quick learner like Troy Smith on the 53. He won't get a lot of snaps during the week unless Carr or Alex are injured. However, if that happens he becomes the "scout team" QB and must be able to mirror the offense of the upcoming opponent. Considering how much trouble Davis has had learning ONE offense, to expect him to learn at least portions of a different one every week was just not going to happen.
So Davis gets more time to see if he can learn to play QB in this league and the 49ers have much better quality depth at the QB position than they would have had if Davis had been the #3 and Brown taken the PS spot.
Also, I believe this little melodrama should give us all a bit more faith in Singletary and Baalke considering they recognized Davis was a long shot to play in this league, and the rest of the league agreed with them.
Well played 49ers. I won't lose sleep over Jarrett Brown turning out to be a quality player while Davis doesn't.