Ever since Alex Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, questions have been swirling as to whom the San Francisco 49ers backup to Colin Kaepernick would be. Many believed San Francisco would either use a Day 2 or Day 3 selection on a quarterback because of the thin free-agent market.
However, that doesn't seem to be the case. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cleveland Browns have shipped Colt McCoy to the Bay Area for a fifth- and seventh-round pick. The move comes as a surprise considering McCoy doesn't appear to be an immediate fit.
Prior to the trade, the only other quarterback the Niners had on their roster was third-year pro Scott Tolzien. Before the start of the 2012 season, Tolzien beat out Josh Johnson for the third and final quarterback spot.
Yet Monday's trade means Tolzien will most likely end up as the team's No. 3 quarterback again, or he won't even be on the roster when the season begins because of the overall direction of Greg Roman's offense.