Originally posted by PTulini:
If any of you don't think this is a rebuilding year, you're kidding yourselves! I don't expect a playoff run this season. In fact, I think this offense will struggle until at lest mid-season. It will take time and patience.
Exactly. By signing a rookie free agent cut by another team, and having the other backup a rookie who is a developmental project, the Niners have conceded that A. Smith is the only option in 2011. If he falters, there is no real backup.
All of that being said, Tolzien is a nice looking rookie, so what the heck? The Niners, in their own best interest, should lose out and draft a real QB with a real future in Andrew Luck. Of course, even Baalke would find a way to screw that up.