"Q: Think Niners will go with the Kaep'n as Alex's backup or will we bring in another veteran arm? @CollectivSol
My answer: The 49ers plan to take four quarterbacks to training camp. If you were to ask me which four quarterbacks the 49ers would want in camp, I'd tell you: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Josh Johnson (somehow acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay) and Adam Froman (to be signed as an undrafted free agent once they're allowed to do so.) That is pure speculation, of course. But it seems to make sense to me. That way there could be some form of competition for each of the three spots, and the undrafted rookie would have a chance to stick on the practice squad, too."
Interesting conjecture by Maiocco...he's got a lot of contacts within the organization and an overall feel for whats going on at 49ers HQ. I'd really like to see this happen.