Arizona Cardinals: Ranking the NFC West quarterback units
By Scott Allen
4. San Francisco 49ers
If you are a San Francisco 49er’s fan, you have to be asking yourself, “really?” As if last season’s quarterback debacle with Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert wasn’t enough, now they go and get a couple of guys that aren’t exactly upgrades.
They signed Brian Hoyer, who may be trying to sign with every NFL club before he retires. Why not San Francisco, right?
Hoyer was last seen doing little for the Chicago Bears. Before that he was the quarterback of a Houston Texans team that went to the playoffs in spite of him.
In all fairness to the 49ers, what were they supposed to do? Oh yeah, they could have drafted Mitchell Trubisky. They passed.
So now the 49ers are left with a quarterback depth chart that rivals any good NCAA Division II team. To be serious though, the 49ers are going nowhere fast but it looks like a slight upgrade, right?
They did pick up a decent quarterback C.J. Bethard out of Iowa in the NFL Draft but he’s easily a few years away from being any kind of difference maker. They also have Matt Barkley. That’s what it’s come down to folks. You just can’t make this stuff up.