He may be immature and his coaches don't care for how he prepares himself but there is no doubt that Nate Davis can play. The former Ball State quarterback showed off his talents this past Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings when he completed a bomb to Ted Ginn Jr.
It wasn't just the deep pass that was impressive about the young quarterback. He displayed good pocket awareness and was able to get the ball out of his hands quickly to his receivers. His performance was a step in the right direction for a player that hasn't exactly won over his coaches.
Alex Smith is firmly entrenched as San Francisco's starting quarterback and David Carr was signed this offseason to back him up after two years with the New York Giants. The word is still out on whether or not Smith can make it as a starting quarterback in the league.
If he struggles it wouldn't be a surprise if Davis got a chance at some point in the season. Carr has been around for awhile and it's clear that he is much better suited as a backup at this stage in his career. Keep your eyes on Davis the rest of the preseason as he is set to get more "meaningful" snaps in the team's final games before the regular season starts.