After having a struggling preseason, the 49ers are looking for offers for backup QB Colt McCoy, according to Ian Rapoport. McCoy is supposed to be the second quarterback on the team, but it doesn't look like the 49ers value him in the big picture.
McCoy has not made the case to stay on the team for the long term and the 49ers made this statement by signing Seneca Wallace on Thursday. There are currently five quarterbacks on the roster and all of them are expected to play in the preseason game against the Vikings, according to Jim Harbaugh.
The 49ers acquired McCoy when they traded with the Cleveland Browns in the offseason. They traded a 5th round pick (164th overall) and a 7th-round pick (227th overall) to Cleveland in exchange for McCoy and a 6th-round pick (173th overall). The sixth-round pick was used to trade up six spots in the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft (61st to 55th) in order for the 49ers move up and select tight end Vance McDonald.
In two preseason games, McCoy has thrown two interceptions and could have thrown more had the opposing defenses caught the ball. He suffered a minor injury in the first preseason game against the Broncos.
Teams that could be interested in McCoy are the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets as both teams have quarterbacks injured. E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb are hurt for Buffalo while Mark Sanchez was injured last night for the New York Jets.
If the 49ers do not get an offer, there will most likely be an outright release of McCoy.