Among the hot topics at San Francisco 49ers camp is the situation at backup quarterback.
With Colin Kaepernick the entrenched starter and seemingly the star of the future for San Francisco for years to come, the backup role has remained unclear until recently.
Seneca Wallace left 49ers camp Thursday before their game with the San Diego Chargers, leaving Colt McCoy and rookie B.J. Daniels as the two men poised to backup Kaepernick.
Jim Harbaugh told reporters that Wallace had retired from the NFL, which took the veteran quarterback by surprise. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Wallace made his feelings known.
For him to come out and say that, ‘Hey, Seneca’s planning on his retirement’ … I don’t think that’s even 100 percent fair for him to come out and say that because I don’t even know him,” Wallace, 33, said. “I think that should be my decision.”
Colt McCoy has been named the backup after restructuring his contract from $1.5 million to the league minimum $630,000 last week. B.J. Daniels has the closest skill-set to that of Kaepernick, but is green to the NFL and will be third string to start the season.
2012 backup Scott Tolzien was released by the 49ers last week. More roster moves are expected today as NFL teams trim their rosters for the start of the regular season.