The Seattle Seahawks now have a spy quarterback, and his name is Daniels, B.J. Daniels.
The San Francisco 49ers released the seventh-round draft choice out of South Florida yesterday to make room for veteran quarterback John Skelton.
It was believed that the 49ers would add Daniels to the practice squad once he passed waivers. According to 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, per ESPN, “We have a plan for him.”
Well, not anymore.
The Seahawks swooped in claimed Daniels off waivers today, releasing rookie linebacker John Lotulelei to make room. While Daniels has potential, throwing three touchdowns and no touchdowns in limited action this preseason, the rookie has no chance of unsettling starter Russell Wilson or backup Tavares Jackson.
Perhaps Daniels has intimate knowledge of the rival 49ers offense, since he spent the offseason and first four weeks with the team. This wouldn’t be the first time an ex-49er quarterback was picked to be a spy this season. Scott Tolzien was added to Green Bay’s practice squad right before the Packers’ opening night game, which they lost to San Francisco 34-28.
Earlier this season, the 49ers claimed Seattle fourth-round pick, wide receiver Chris Harper, who Seattle was hoping to add to their practice squad. Perhaps this had something to do with the decision to clam Daniels.
Regardless, the Seahawks didn’t need Daniels in when they beat the 49ers 29-3 earlier season, and they probably won’t need him when they play San Francisco again on December 8th.