We definitely need a long-term solution at QB. I would like to see the 49ers take Locker in the first round. He has the tools and he was expected to be the #1 pick for a reason. Going back to college for another year may have hurt his draft stock but it gave him more reps as a starter.
The question is whether or not he is ready to start from Day 1. If not, after the jump are some names that might be worth a shot.
His stats at USD where he played for Harbaugh were exceptional. Note that his TD:INT ratio his senior year was 42:1, but Harbaugh was at Stanford that year. He was a fifth round pick and now that Josh Freeman is entrenched in TB, we might be able to get him pretty cheap.
2) Jeff Garcia
I know people will probably say been there done that. But he is a good veteran leader who shouldn't be too cocky considering the way he entered the league. On top of that, he is capable in the WCO. He was part of it while here in SF. He had a great year under it when he went to Philly. And even if he is washed up and done, I'd rather take him sitting on the bench with Carmella DeCesare in the stands than Carr on the bench.