The 49ers announced they have signed former Seahawks and Browns QB Seneca Wallace on Thursday morning. Wallace was cut by the Saints earlier this week and had a workout with the 49ers on Wednesday. In order to make room for Wallace, the 49ers released WR Ricardo Lockette.
Wallace last played in 2011 with the Cleveland Browns and was originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Seattle Seattle Seahawks. He was traded to Cleveland and became backup quarterback behind Colt McCoy 2010 and 2011. This also reunites Wallace with his former head coach in Eric Mangini, who is now the 49ers senior offensive consultant. Wallace has been known for his dual threat abilities where he could play as a wide receiver if needed.
Both McCoy and Scott Tolzien had lackluster performances in the first two preseason games, which made Jim Harbaugh give more snaps to rookie B.J. Daniels throughout the last few practices.
Harbaugh said on Wednesday that McCoy will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Colin Kaepernick on Sunday against Minnesota but hinted that the third and fourth quarterback spots are unknown. It was an indication that Daniels could get more playing time than he did against the Chiefs in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Daniels completed 6 for 9 attempts for 72 yards to go with touchdown and he had a 128.0 passer rating. McCoy threw an interception, while Tolzien almost threw two.
Wallace brings competition with Tolzien, McCoy and Daniels. It's possible the 49ers could potentially have three dual-threat quarterbacks in Kaepernick, Daniels and Wallace all on the roster.