49ers quarterback Nate Davis is an intriguing talent, but not intriguing enough for any NFL team to place a waiver claim on him.
San Francisco announced on Wednesday that Davis was placed on the team’s practice squad on Wednesday. The team released former West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown to make room for him.
While this news will make Jason Whitlock happy, Davis will probably wind up making a lot less money than he expected this year. We’ll see if it serves as a wakeup call.
Ultimately, the 49ers made a smart gamble. They upgraded their quarterback depth with Troy Smith and still have Davis to develop for the future.