Despite what has been said by Kyle Shanahan, you really have to wonder what the 49ers are going to do about the quarterback situation. I mean really, short of blowing up this year’s draft for Cousins (fairly inconsistent) or Garoppolo (unproven), it would be tantamount to going all-in this year to make a playoff or bust run to get either of those guys. With all the needs of the team, this isn’t warranted, or even smart, strategy.
Really, even if the team somehow makes it to the playoffs this year, they wouldn’t get past the WC round. So, making a big QB splash at this point would do more damage to the long-term future of the team. So, what should they do? We[ve gone over this a few times, and there really isn’t a lot of wheat to choose from amid all the chaff.
Hoyer? Meh. Possible.
Schaub? Sure, he knows Shanny. Possible.
The rest are dog meat.
Then there is the curious case of Colin Kaepernick. There’s floaters out there saying cut and re-sign him on the cheap and see what happens. Seeing as this season will be a long and likely painful one as well, hey, why not? Kappy may try to get a decent season under his belt to bolster his status in the NFL. The talk is there’s no interest, but I thinks that bullshit as if you watched the NFL last year, you saw a lot of QBs playing like shit. Kaepernick had zero help on either side of the ball and in the coaching staff, so there are certainly coaches out there that think they can get more out of him. I still feel that Denver is in his future. Barring that, the Jets.
Will it come to pass that Kappy stays here? More than likely not. In fact what I see happening is that the 49ers get Schaub, keep Ponder, and take a shot in the later rounds for someone like the Western Michigan guy Zack Terrell.