John Skelton signs with San Franciso 49ers

Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback John Skelton (9) is pressed in the backfield by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Zach Brown (55) in the second quarter of a preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers apparently didn’t feel comfortable with their backup quarterback situation, so they’ve signed John Skelton in hopes of adding more security behind Colin Kepernick.

Skelton has plenty of starting expedience, having started 17 games for the Arizona Cardinals during the last three seasons and has a 63.0 passer rating. Being that he played previously in the NFC West, he’ll have a good understanding of the 49ers personnel.

One of his starts last year came against the 49ers. He threw an interception and was sacked four times in a 24-3 loss in October. However, he also earned a victory against the 49ers in 2011, throwing three touchdowns in a 21-19 win.

Skelton was part of the Bengals’ final wave of cuts, and ironically enough, former 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson beat Skeleton out to back up Andy Dalton to start the season.

Selton worked out for the 49ers on Sept. 3, and he had previously gotten a workout with the Tennessee Titans.




Topics: John Skelton, NFL, San Franciso 49ers

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