Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by stunder49:Can he play free safety?
nope but I hope we are not really going to pay the guy 1.5mil this season....is that true or not?
I would've rather got a vet for the league minimum or just relied on Tolzien and a rookie...instead of Tolzien and a McCoy.
I would rather that 1mill to help go for a Vet Safety like Woodson for this season. Every mill counts....I think we wasted money on Dhaul (even if it was mainly for SP) and McCoy.
Look at the going rate for backup QBs that signed this off-season:
Matt Moore - Resigned with Dolphins - 2 year/$8M ($4 mill avg per year)
Matt Hasselbeck - Signed with Colts - 2 year/$8M ($4 mill avg per year)
Tarvaris Jackson - Resigned with Bills - 1 year/$2.25M
Matt Cassell - Signed with Vikings - 2 year/$7.5M ($3.75 mill avg per year)
We got McCoy for pennies compared to the market rate for backup QBs. In addition, the 49ers can easily convert that base salary into a signing bonus by extending McCoy for a couple of years - reducing the cap burden.