Many San Francisco 49ers fans questioned the team’s personnel move this week. Why release B.J. Daniels and sign John Skelton?
Daniels plays the quarterback position with a style similar to that of incumbent starter Colin Kaepernick, and Skelton is well, Skelton. In seven games with the Arizona Cardinals last year, Skelton went 109 for 201 passing, with 1,132 yards, two touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
So naturally you sign the guy that goes away from the scheme you’ve been running for the better part of two years and release the rookie QB that most closely resembles your starter, right?
Jim Harbaugh tried to explain the move to CSN Bay Area.
“I felt like we wanted to have two veteran quarterbacks, two guys that have started games, played in games, won games.” Harbaugh said, according to Matt Maiocco. “I felt like that’s what we needed to do at this time.”
John Skelton was 1-6 in games he played last season.
As for Daniels, he wasn’t too surprised with the Seattle Seahawks picking him up so quickly. He dismissed the notion that Seattle picked him up just to spite the 49ers.
“I don’t agree with that at all, honestly, because in the draft process, I had Seattle come and work me out as a private workout,’’ Daniels said. “So this is one of the places I thought I was potentially going to get drafted.’’