I was really trying to think of another QB that the 49ers could get that played in the west coast offense that was young but had starting experience...
But most important wouldn't cost us a draft pick to obtain him.
I came up with Tavaris Jackson.
I know as a young player he had some struggles on the field but looked solid when he came in to spell Bret Farve, and let's face it the last QB to sit few years behind Favre turned out pretty good...
After searching the world wide web I came up with some stats
nfldraftscout.com had his combine numbers
40 Yrd Dash: 4.69
20 Yrd Dash: 2.78
10 Yrd Dash: 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
I found out he only scored a 19 on the wonderlic from two sources, the wonderlic blog and footballsfuture.com
That may cause a little concern but I am not sure how big a deal it is with Brett Favre scoring a reported 22.
I went to NFL.com and found that his career stats were mediocre at best
but VS. Alex Smith's numbers
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||342||204||59.6||31.1||2,370||6.9||215.5||14||4.1||10||2.9||62T||30||7||25||140||82.1|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||372||225||60.5||33.8||2,350||6.3||213.6||18||4.8||12||3.2||73T||33||5||22||134||81.5|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||--||--||--||0.0||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||0.0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||193||94||48.7||27.6||914||4.7||130.6||2||1.0||4||2.1||45||11||1||17||121||57.2|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||442||257||58.1||27.6||2,890||6.5||180.6||16||3.6||16||3.6||75||34||8||35||202||74.8|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||165||84||50.9||18.3||875||5.3||97.2||1||0.6||11||6.7||47||13||2||29||185||40.8|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||18||1.6||60||3.3||5.5||0||12||3||16.7||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||24||2.2||51||2.1||4.6||0||11||6||25.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||--||0.0||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||13||1.9||89||6.8||12.7||0||25||5||38.5||2||0||0|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||44||2.8||147||3.3||9.2||2||22||12||27.3||1||0||4|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||30||3.3||103||3.4||11.4||0||19||3||10.0||0||0||2|
He came out ahead, and he is younger with experience playing in the offense we are about to run which would lead me to believe he would be able to understand the play calls with a possible short preseason.
Now I have to be honest I have not watched him play often, and when I did he looked that athlete playing QB that Harbaugh seems to like behind center. If he learned the game after sitting behind a hall of fame QB like Aaron Rodgers did he could resurrect the promise that he showed as a Division 1-AA prospect from Alabama State that was drafted in the second round.
Grab a Hasselbeck and draft a Kaepernick we could have a plan in place with a good QB competition between an experienced vet and a young vet with a smart talented QB to learn the ropes and either become a started or a back up to be traded.
I am interested in hearing what people think of the idea, and really this is not something I am advocating as much as it is just something to think about since there is no free agency and I need a football fix!!!