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Scott Tolzien vs Josh Johnson for #3 QB position

Was it just me or did Scott Tolzien look the best out of all the backup QBs last night??

I understand that it may be a foregone conclusion that Kaep will get the #2 (based off of what Harbaugh has been saying)......but Tolzien was playing with excellent poise in the pocket yesterday, throws were on point, and overall was impressive.

Thoughts? I could see Johnson going to the practice squad....
It wasn't just you
thanks...glad we have depth this year....
Read around the forum a bit. There was multiple threads made last night abot it. He looks far and beyond better than the rest of the backups. I would be shocked if he doesnt get the nod for #2 if he continues playing like last night.
Johnson is not practice squad eligible.

I personally hope the two young kids stay on the roster. I dont really see them as one and two right now. Alex is the Guy IMO for the foreseeable future, Tolzien and Kaep should be the "Backups". One of them will eventually take over and the other can be trade bait, Or keep em both with one taking over after Alex and the other as the career backup.

If i had to start one of them right now i would start Tolzien, But that doesnt mean Kaep can not, or will not, be the better QB. Keep them both and develop them for a year or two more. Its only their second year in the league.
Best out of 4 ...

Round 1 goes to Tolzien for looking more like a decent pocket qb.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Aug 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM ]
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Best out of 4 ...

Round 1 goes to Tolzien for looking more like a decent pocket qb.

Do you put any stock in the fact that Harbaugh was calling more read-option plays and roll-outs for Kap than Tolzien? Point being, it seemed clear to me that Harbaugh wasn't all that interested in keeping Kap in the pocket and that he was deliberately playing to Colin's strengths.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Johnson is not practice squad eligible.

I personally hope the two young kids stay on the roster. I dont really see them as one and two right now. Alex is the Guy IMO for the foreseeable future, Tolzien and Kaep should be the "Backups". One of them will eventually take over and the other can be trade bait, Or keep em both with one taking over after Alex and the other as the career backup.

If i had to start one of them right now i would start Tolzien, But that doesnt mean Kaep can not, or will not, be the better QB. Keep them both and develop them for a year or two more. Its only their second year in the league.

If Alex stats go up by 20% and he wins another playoff game, he'll be "The Guy" for a long, long time. He's what, 27?
Originally posted by jesserdumas2:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Johnson is not practice squad eligible.

I personally hope the two young kids stay on the roster. I dont really see them as one and two right now. Alex is the Guy IMO for the foreseeable future, Tolzien and Kaep should be the "Backups". One of them will eventually take over and the other can be trade bait, Or keep em both with one taking over after Alex and the other as the career backup.

If i had to start one of them right now i would start Tolzien, But that doesnt mean Kaep can not, or will not, be the better QB. Keep them both and develop them for a year or two more. Its only their second year in the league.

If Alex stats go up by 20% and he wins another playoff game, he'll be "The Guy" for a long, long time. He's what, 27?

I agree 100%. And in the case that he gets that long term contract, than one of them becomes the backup, and the other is trade bait. Its a win win for us to keep the two kids around. JJ will never be more than what he is IMO, Just not alot of upside.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Best out of 4 ...

Round 1 goes to Tolzien for looking more like a decent pocket qb.

Do you put any stock in the fact that Harbaugh was calling more read-option plays and roll-outs for Kap than Tolzien? Point being, it seemed clear to me that Harbaugh wasn't all that interested in keeping Kap in the pocket and that he was deliberately playing to Colin's strengths.

Agree. One thing Harbaugh does is build up the confidence of his players. From the very short sample last night, Kaep needs more work to be NFL League game ready but in the meantime, he must have some success to keep him interested and motivated. Without that success, you have another Gabbert or Ponder, both of whom struggled and lost their confidence big time last season.
I'd love to see Tolzien catch on as the primary backup. I went to UW and thought he was probably the best passer in school history until Russel Wilson came along. I have a hard time believing he's got an NFL caliber arm, but he would be good in spot duty and potentially starting a game or two a year when needed.

You never know though, sometimes even modestly-gifted QB's can just have "it".
thread title should be Tolzien vs Kap for #2 position
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Best out of 4 ...

Round 1 goes to Tolzien for looking more like a decent pocket qb.

agree
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Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Do you put any stock in the fact that Harbaugh was calling more read-option plays and roll-outs for Kap than Tolzien? Point being, it seemed clear to me that Harbaugh wasn't all that interested in keeping Kap in the pocket and that he was deliberately playing to Colin's strengths.

The real question is Kaepernick vs JJ for 3rd string.