The 49ers may not be the only team looking for a read-option scout-team quarterback.
The Giants, who face Robert Griffin III twice per year and now will be dealing with whatever Eagles coach Chip Kelly concocts in his speed-talking laboratory, also will be working out free-agent quarterback Pat White, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Of course, White’s availability to work out for the Giants means that the 49ers didn’t like him enough to give him a job.
Regardless, the broader point is that teams are realizing the importance of having a mobile quarterback who can run the scout team while preparing to face a mobile quarterback. Too many teams press into service a position player who last played quarterback in high school (or maybe never) when getting ready to face a quarterback who can move.
If not White, a 2009 second-round pick of the Dolphins who was cut before the 2010 season even began, isn’t the answer, there will be plenty of others in the draft pool and, ultimately, the throng of undrafted free agents.