Seneca Wallace‘s short stint with the San Francisco 49ers ended with some drama, but the new Green Bay Packers quarterback now calls it a “miscommunication”.
Wallace spent less than a week with San Francisco before he asked for and was granted his release from the team before their final preseason game with San Diego. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh told the media after the game that Wallace had retired and that he “wished (Wallace) well.”
That rankled Wallace, who told the San Jose Mercury News that he believed the 49ers only brought him in to get quarterback Colt McCoy to take a paycut. “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,” he said.
Wallace signed with the Packers on September 2nd and is expected to serve as the backup to Aaron Rodgers. He told the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that the whole mess was a miscommunication and said he called called Coach Harbaugh to “clear the air”.
The Packers play the 49ers in Week 1, so Wallace—along with fellow former 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien, now on the Green Bay practice squad—could provide the Packers with insider information on the 49ers tactics.