Jim Harbaugh welcomes Colt McCoy as new 49ers backup QB
So much for wanting to get rid of Colt McCoy. Now, he's the backup quarterback to Colin Kaepernick.
Instead of finding himself unemployed, McCoy now will have to be ready to take the field at a moment’s notice.
On Saturday, McCoy agreed to take a paycut to $630,000 on his original salary of $1.5 million, but on Sunday, he completed 11 of 15 passes for 109 yards and an interception in the preseason contest vs. the Vikings. Afterward, Harbaugh decided he had seen enough to make him the backup.
"It really happened quick," McCoy said, via CSN Bay Area. "This is a tremendous team. It's well-coached. It's a great organization from top to bottom.”
The team also had signed Seneca Wallace to a one-year deal late last week, and it appears that he’ll compete against B.J. Daniels and Scott Tolzien for the No. 3 quarterback role. But now that McCoy has his spot solidified, he can relax a little.
"Jim and I had a great week. We talked and we met a lot," McCoy said. "Between us, I think we figured each other out a lot better.”
Follow Josh Katzowitz on Google+
Our Latest Stories
Washington's John Ross outshines Christian McCaffrey, and the Huskies' defense shows its t...
Here's the latest update on all the Week 4 lines in the NFL
The Bills receiver is going to miss at least eight weeks and possibly the rest of the seas...
The best wide receiver in the game is paying homage to The King
The running back is supposed to get his first action against the Steelers
The Cowboys are going to play it safe with their star receiver, who's dealing with a knee...