Rumors swirled around on Thursday night about why San Francisco 49ers quarterback Seneca Wallace didn’t travel with the team to take on the San Diego Chargers in their final preseason game. Now it’s learned that he felt used by the 49ers after an interview.
“I’ve been around this game long enough where I can see what’s going on,” Wallace told the Des Moines Register, “and I realized right away the reason they brought me here was to get Colt [McCoy] to take a pay cut.”
Neither McCoy or Scott Tolzien has been impressive in winning the 49ers’ backup quarterback position, so it was reported that the team was looking into B.J. Daniels and picked up Wallace after he got released by the Saints.
Wallace reiterates that he hasn’t retired, but simply “removed (himself) from the San Francisco situation because it wasn’t a perfect fit for (him).”
There’s nothing wrong with pulling out of a situation that feels uncomfortable, but Wallace has limited options if he wanted to continue playing in the NFL. Instead of not traveling with the team, a better move may have been to voice his opinion with the front office.
Instead, the 49ers have found their trio of quarterbacks they will start their season with Wallace backing out and after releasing Tolzien earlier.
Source: NBC Sports Pro Football Talk