Rookie quarterback Nate Davis might be in serious competition for the 49ers’ No. 3 job with veteran Damon Huard, but there is little doubt
It seems obvious to me that
The only way the 49ers can place him on the practice squad is to release him and then hope no team claims him. Although it’s not a certainty
Singletary’s praise of
And just read what Singletary said yesterday about
“Nate continues to do a decent job,” Singletary said. “I think he’s settling down. I think the game is slowing down for him just a bit. He knows that once he’s in there that (offensive coordinator) Jimmy Raye kind of cuts back on a few things and allows him to run some plays that he feels he’ll have success with.
“And Nate has done a good job finding guys. That’s always good to see. I’m happy he’s having some success here and there in some of these games we play.”
So what becomes of Huard? Might the 49ers keep four quarterbacks on their roster?
Teams keep four quarterbacks if they have a promising young draft pick who has some potential but is not yet ready to play in a real game. If the 49ers have a lot of confidence in Shaun Hill and backup Alex Smith, then they will release or trade Huard.
Hill and Huard are the quarterbacks who are most consistent. The 49ers think they know what they’d be getting with them on the field. Smith and Davis are the players the 49ers believe have a lot of untapped potential. There is a greater fluctuation of how they might fare – with a greater possible upside.
If the 49ers are concerned about Hill and Smith – and their ability to remain healthy – they might feel as if they have no other choice but to keep four quarterbacks.
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