This passed me by over the last 24-36 hours, but I just found out that Nate Davis was signed by the Seahawks.
I know that many Niners fans wanted Davis as our QB and thought that he was the real deal. But, I never really believed in the guy.
I am not even sure what it was about him that I didn’t like either. I just was not comfortable with the thought of Davis leading the team. He did show some promise in preseason games and while he never had the chance to show anything in meaningful games, I don’t think we missed out on much.
Now, who knows, maybe Davis will go on to have a great career in Seattle and we will endlessly ask ourselves why we let him go. The guy has gone to a division rival so he will definitely stick it to us if he becomes valuable to the Seahawks. James Harrison, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, spent some time with the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. Danny Woodhead, of the New England Patriots, spent time with the division-rival New York Jets. Both the Ravens and Jets probably wish that they could have those respective guys on their roster. While I don’t believe that Davis will amount to much in Seattle, I will be the first to admit that I am an idiot if he has any relative success with the Seahawks.
With Davis now gone, coupled with the expected departure of Alex Smith, the Niners will be without two of their four QBs from the past season. Moreover, if you like to over-analyze things, which I seem to do, the Niners likely will not bring Troy Smith back next season. John Harbaugh didn’t think highly of him in Baltimore and I believe Jim Harbaugh will likely feel the same way. If Troy Smith is back, he’ll probably be the third-string QB.
The Niners will certainly be shopping around for QBs during the offseason. It will be interesting to see who they go after and what route they go in the draft.
So, feel free to share your opinion on the Niners and their QB situation. Should we bring in a guy for 1-2 years and draft a QB in the draft and give him time to grow? Should we make a trade for a relatively young QB such as Kevin Kolb? Did the Niners do wrong in allowing Davis to walk away?
Let us know what you think!