Originally posted by chico49erfan:Originally posted by Youngone:Originally posted by GNielsen:When you watch McCoy take off on that 60 yard TD run against Texas A&M, he sure looks a lot faster than a 4.79 40, his combine number. He just takes off and gets out of that pocket real quick.
Originally posted by GEEK: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.
I'd say the common denominator of those teams (except Colts) is that their Starting QB sucks so they want the insurance. I'd never shell out that kinda coin for a backup on a bad team
Isn't a backup always insurance though - no matter the team?? Colt McCoy is not a bad QB. He has the ability to win games. I think we got a decent QB for a great price.
I think his point is that those players are going to compete with the incumbent QB on the roster rather than knowingly come in as purely a backup - hence the size of their contracts.
But I agree with you that we got a decent QB for a great price. Frankly, I think McCoy has a higher ceiling with Harbaugh than any of the QBs I listed at their current stage of the respective careers.