With the whole controversy this year and Alex Smith surely wanting to move on to another starting opportunity, we will be down to Colin Kaepernick and Scott Tolzien as our only two QBs on the active roster.
I like Colin and Tolzien looked good two preseasons ago as a member of the Chargers playing against the 49ers, but it's tough to say if he's ready for the backup job. They cut Josh Johnson who is now a member of the Browns.
As far as I can tell they don't have a 4th string, practice squad QB.
So what do they do during the offseason? Not many veterans want to go to a team where they know they won't start, yet Kaepernick's running/style of play tends to lead towards more injuries so having a quality backup is imperative.
The draft always presents itself as an option to try and draft an inexpensive player to fill a roster spot. However, would you really want 3 QBs all who have less than 3 years of NFL experience, with #2 and #3 having never played in an NFL game?
Just looking to see what people think with Alex soon to be out the door.