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I just thought of a young free agent QB that played in the West Coast Offense

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

Height: 6020
Weight: 226
40 Yrd Dash: 4.69
20 Yrd Dash: 2.78
10 Yrd Dash: 1.63

225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 31 1/2
Broad Jump: 08'11"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.40
3-Cone Drill: 7.41

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

Passing
Year Team G Att Comp Pct Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD TD% Int Int% Lng 20+ 40+ Sck SckY Rate
2010 Minnesota Vikings 3 58 34 58.6 19.3 341 5.9 113.7 3 5.2 4 6.9 46 5 1 6 43 63.9
2009 Minnesota Vikings 8 21 14 66.7 2.6 201 9.6 25.1 1 4.8 0 0.0 34T 3 0 0 0 113.4
2008 Minnesota Vikings 9 149 88 59.1 16.6 1,056 7.1 117.3 9 6.0 2 1.3 59T 16 4 14 97 95.4
2007 Minnesota Vikings 12 294 171 58.2 24.5 1,911 6.5 159.2 9 3.1 12 4.1 71 15 4 19 70 70.8
2006 Minnesota Vikings 4 81 47 58.0 20.2 475 5.9 118.8 2 2.5 4 4.9 50 7 1 8 37 62.5
TOTAL 36 603 354 58.7 16.8 3,984 6.6 110.7 24 4.0 22 3.6 71 46 10 47 247 76.6

Rushing
Year Team G Att Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD Lng 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2010 Minnesota Vikings 3 7 2.3 63 9.0 21.0 0 33 3 42.9 1 0 1
2009 Minnesota Vikings 8 17 2.1 -10 -0.6 -1.2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 Minnesota Vikings 9 26 2.9 145 5.6 16.1 0 29 10 38.5 1 0 2
2007 Minnesota Vikings 12 54 4.5 260 4.8 21.7 3 32 19 35.2 1 0 2
2006 Minnesota Vikings 4 15 3.8 77 5.1 19.2 1 13 4 26.7 0 0 0
TOTAL 36 119 3.3 535 4.5 14.9 4 33 36 30.3 3 0 5

but VS. Alex Smith's numbers

Passing
Year Team G Att Comp Pct Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD TD% Int Int% Lng 20+ 40+ Sck SckY Rate
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
TOTAL 54 1,514 864 57.1 28.0 9,399 6.2 174.1 51 3.4 53 3.5 75 121 23 128 782 72.1

Rushing
Year Team G Att Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD Lng 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
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
TOTAL 54 129 2.4 450 3.5 8.3 2 25 29 22.5 3 0 6

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!!!

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