July 28, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colt McCoy (2) passes the ball during training camp at the Marie P. DeBartolo Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Colt McCoy competing for 49ers back up gig

The San Francisco 49ers have been hit with injuries on both sides of the ball, but one area where the team has been able to stay healthy is under center. Colin Kaepernick is preparing to enter his first full season as the team’s starter, but there is some uncertainty about who will be No. 2 on the depth chart.

McCoy is competing with Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels to be Kaepernick’s primary back up.

It’s very even,” Harbaugh said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “And [I'm] very much looking forward to the games and future practices to determine. It’s not clear-cut at that position.”

San Francisco acquired McCoy and a sixth-round pick from the Cleveland Browns during the offseason in exchange for a fifth- and a seventh-rounder.

The former Cleveland Browns starter has the experience and ability to be one of the better back ups in the league if he can put everything together in the San Francisco offense. While all signs point towards McCoy winning the back up, you can’t count out Scott Tolzien.

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  • loverpoint

    This is a lose / lose battle. I McCoy wins then Tolzien comes across as nothing more than a 3rd string QB which has been his designation since 2011 and the 49ers should think about letting him go. If Tolzien wins then the 49ers have wasted a draft pick on McCoy.

    If I’m the 49ers I try and trade Tolzien. There are several teams that could use Tolzien, #1 NYJ’s who could use him as a starting QB. Other teams could use him as a #2 QB. Whichever QB is let go, they will be scooped up quick as a #2 backup, and I don’t think you want Tolzien being scooped up by Seattle, Arizona, or St.Louis.