49ers waive QB Scott Tolzien

Aug 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien (3) runs out of the pocket against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. San Francisco won the game 15-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have parted ways with one of their quarterbacks. On Monday, the 49ers waived veteran quarterback Scott Tolzien.  Of the five quarterbacks currently on the 49ers’ roster, Tolzien was the only one who didn’t see any action in Sunday night’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. 

After a succesful career with the Wisconsin Badgers, Tolzien went undrafted in 2011. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions, but had a fairly short stay. The 49ers picked him in September of 2011 and he’s been with the organization ever since.

However, the 49ers brought in veterans Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace to back up Colin Kaepernick and have been very pleased with rookie B.J. Daniels.

McCoy, a third round pick out of Texas in 2010, has played in 24 games, all for the Cleveland Browns, during his three-year career. For his career, he’s 409-of-702 for 4,388 yards, 21 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

Wallace was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2005. The Iowa State product stayed there until 2010 when he joined McCoy in Cleveland before joining the 49ers last week. He’s 452-of-764 for 4,808 yards with 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his career. He’s rushed for another 293 yards and a touchdown and even six career catches for 106 yards.

Daniels, who had an up-and-down career as a four year starter at South Florida, was drafted in the seventh round and has been impressive in camp and in limited preseason action.

There’s a chance the 49ers could keep all four because Wallace can play some wide receiver while Daniels is a good enough athlete to help them in other ways as well.

Topics: B.J. Daniels, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Scott Tolzien

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