Alert Follow us at @49erswz until Twitter fixes the issues with our official account.
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


Report: Matt Schaub could follow Shanahan to 49ers

Feb 5, 2017 at 7:36 AM--


Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub could follow offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the San Francisco 49ers after he becomes the new head coach.


Schaub could be the team's starting quarterback, a backup, or a temporary solution until the 49ers identify and acquire a quarterback of the future. Schaub is scheduled to become a free agent in March after signing a one-year deal with Atlanta in March of 2016. It was his second stint with the Falcons, the team that drafted Schaub out of Virginia in third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Schaub's best season as a quarterback came in 2009 with the Houston Texans, when Shanahan was his offensive coordinator there. Schaub passed for 4,770 yards, completing 67.9 percent of his passes while throwing 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. It was one of three 4,000-plus yard seasons (2009, 2010, 2012) that Schaub had with Houston. Over his entire career, Schaub has passed for 24,867 yards, thrown 133 touchdowns and 90 interceptions.

"Shanahan, who is expected to be named the 49ers' new head coach as soon as Monday, always has liked and respected Schaub's play, from the time he was a Pro Bowl quarterback for him with the Texans, to his current role as backup quarterback in Atlanta," reports Schefter.

Colin Kaepernick will reportedly opt out of the remainder of his contract with the 49ers and become a free agent, leaving the team without a quarterback signed for 2017.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



No Huddle Podcast: Talking 49ers, quarterbacks, coaching decisions with Matt Barrows

By Site Staff
Oct 13, 2020

Does the San Francisco 49ers' season have you down? Al and Zain are right there with you. They do, however, have something fun for you this week. The duo engages in a conversation with Matt Barrows of The Athletic to discuss his new book, If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the San Francisco 49ers Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box. Matt shares some fun anecdotes straight from

Read the Full Article


FS1 host says Matt Ryan-to-49ers is an 'obvious' fit

By David Bonilla
Oct 22, 2020

With the current state of the Atlanta Falcons, the struggles of the San Francisco 49ers, and the criticisms of Jimmy Garoppolo, the chatter linking head coach Kyle Shanahan to his former quarterback, Matt Ryan, was inevitable. One FS1 analyst, Nick Wright of First Things First, feels a reunion between Shanahan and Ryan makes obvious sense. "I would be gobsmacked ... if he's traded before the deadline," Wright said. "But whether it's before the deadline or in the offseason, there's one obvious place for Matt Ryan, and it's San Francisco. We know they don't like their quarterback, [Ryan] won an MVP with Kyle Shanahan, he knows the system, and San Francisco can get off Jimmy G's contract at the end of this year, easily. "If you're the rest of

Read the Full Article


Rapoport wonders if 49ers could draft a quarterback should season continue to unravel

By David Bonilla
Oct 12, 2020

Fans won't see Ian Rapoport on NFL Network over the next 10 days, but the NFL insider was on KNBR Monday morning to discuss the San Francisco 49ers' stunning loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Part of the discussion surrounded the poor play of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who is recovering from the high-ankle sprain that forced him to miss two games. Garoppolo's performance was enough to bench the starter at halftime in favor of C.J. Beathard. Although, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that was more to protect Garoppolo, who was sacked three times during the first half. "You could tell he was affected by his ankle,"

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone