McBLT is back! The San Francisco 49ers ended the John Skelton before it got off the ground, releasing the veteran quarterback and claiming McLeod Bethel-Thompson off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings had waived McBLT to make room for quarterback Josh Freeman.
McBLT signed with the 49ers in 2011, getting some limited snaps in training camp. He was released at the end of training camp, and then spent the early part of the season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL. He then signed with the Miami Dolphins practice squad later in 2011. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings in early 2012, and spent that season and the start of the 2013 season on their 53-man roster. And now, he is back!
This does make the B.J. Daniels waiving a little more odd. Coach Harbaugh and Trent Baalke spoke about Skelton's veteran experience, but now they bring back McBLT. He has little experience, although technically it is more than Daniels has. I'm not really sure what to make of it.
Back in 2011, we had a fairly minor post about McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Feel free to give it a look for a chuckle from back in the day.