In a comment that many 49ers fans will greet with an overwhelming sense of relief, G.M. Trent Baalke said during Tuesday’s edition of ProFootballTalk Live that the team’s quarterback of the future isn’t a member of the team at the present time.
“Is the quarterback of the future on this roster?” Baalke said. “I think it’s obvious that he isn’t at this point.”
Baalke said that the team will address the quarterback position either through the draft, the trade market, or free agency.
The only problem, as we’ll point out in an upcoming 10-pack focused solely on the labor situation, is that a lockout would leave only the draft as the device available until the labor situation is resolved.
Either way, Alex Smith, David Carr, Troy Smith, and Nate Davis should start thinking about their own futures in a city other than San Francisco.
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