It’s no secret at this point that the 49ers’ backup quarterback situation is anything but settled. Colt McCoy and Scott Tolzien have struggled so far and rookie B.J. Daniels, while impressive, is too inexperienced to be given the keys to the car at this point. Given what’s transpired, it should be no surprise that the team is kicking the tires on Seneca Wallace.
Wallace will work out for the 49ers according to league sources. Wallace was released by the New Orleans Saints earlier in the week after a couple of turnovers in their last preseason game. Wallace, a former fourth round pick, spent five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Cleveland Browns in 2010 and 2011. He was actually Colt McCoy’s backup during that time. For his career, Wallace has started 21 games and has a record of 6-15 in those starts. He has thrown 31 touchdown passes in his career to only 18 interceptions.
Whether the 49ers view Wallace as an upgrade over what they currently have remains to be seen. McCoy is scheduled to backup Colin Kaepernick in Sunday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The game, which is the third of the preseason, is generally thought of a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Since McCoy will be the second quarterback in, he still looks like the favorite to be the backup at this point.
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