Seneca Wallace told 49ers Thursday that he’s retiring from football


Reports on Thursday night indicated that quarterback Seneca Wallace would not play in the 49ers’ preseason finale before being cut by the team.

Wallace will be one of the players sliced from the roster as the 49ers make their way to 53 players, but the decision wasn’t just about what the 49ers wanted to do at the position. Coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game against the Chargers that Wallace told him Thursday morning that he was calling an end to his NFL career and didn’t travel to San Diego as a result.

“It’s something that was his decision,” Harbaugh said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He felt strongly about it. I don’t talk people out of that. I’ve never seen it done on game day, but I wish him well.”

Wallace ends a career that started as a fourth-round pick in 2003 with 62 career games and 21 career starts. He was 452-of-764 as a passer for 4808 yards, 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He also ran for one touchdown.

The 49ers now have Colt McCoy and B.J. Daniels backing up Colin Kaepernick.

5 responses to “Seneca Wallace told 49ers Thursday that he’s retiring from football

  1. I would have thought he had more rushing TDs. Oh well. Happy retirement. Had a nice career as a back-up. To be a multi-millionaire, a 7 year career, and only had to start 21 games. Not bad. If he did right with his money he could be set for life. He was never a star, but 7 years is double the average NFL career.

  2. Tommy John spoke on this right after the Matt Harvey news. In his opinion, pitchers should throw a lot more during their off day. Pitchers are not prepairing their arms for actual game day workloads. His analogy was running 2k to train for a marathon. But he then went on to offer his services to the Mets, and any other MLB team. He guarantees a 100 percent injury-free pitching staff. The key to his program? Dont let them pitch!

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