Posted: 5:39 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
By David Fucillo
General NFL guy Howard Balzer just tweeted that the San Francisco 49ers brought in quarterback John Skelton for a workout. I had to read that tweet two or three times to make sure I wasn't going crazy. Thankfully, Cam Inman has since confirmed with his own league source.
Not that the confirmation makes me feel any better. Skelton had his moments at times last year, but they were far and few between. He did face the 49ers once, completing 32 of 52 passes for 290 yards and an interception in a 24-3 loss in Glendale.
It is kind of fitting that the 49ers and Packers are facing this week. Both teams have huge question marks behind their starting quarterbacks. Every team has a drop-off from starter to backup, so it is not something to get too crazy about.
That being said, it has been clear for a while that neither team is happy with their backups. The 49ers brought in Colt McCoy, but then brought in Seneca Wallace to "compete" with him. McCoy took a pay cut that basically said, "we can cut you when we find somebody better". Wallace was cut and ended up signing with the Packers. Plenty think it was the Packers hoping to get some inside info, but in reality, I think he might have been their best option.
I think it is safe to say FOX is praying they don't see either McCoy or Wallace (or apparently Skelton!).