When the 49ers traded for quarterback Colt McCoy, there was a general presumption that he’d be the backup to Colin Kaepernick.
But 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he’s competing for that job, and that Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels were also in the mix.
“It’s very even,” Harbaugh said of the competition, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “And [I’m] very much looking forward to the games and future practices to determine. It’s not clear-cut at that position.”
The 49ers traded a fifth- and a seventh-rounder to the Browns for McCoy and a sixth-rounder. And considering the 49ers started the offseason with 14 picks, that’s a negligible price.
While no one was pegging Tolzien has having a shot, the 49ers also haven’t invested enough time or resources into McCoy to make him untouchable.