San Francisco 49ers Desperately Sign QB Josh McCown


Word was the San Francisco Forty-Niners were pursuing a UFL signal-caller. Just a more big name UFL quarterback. I know I know “big name UFL” is an oxymoronic as it gets.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers signed qb Josh McCown. The length of the contract. A couple days ago, Maiocco reported the 49ers were pursuing Daunte Culpepper to become the team’s No. 3 quarterback. None of the Niners options look very promising. Not so franchise QB and former #1 overall pick Alex Smith is the starter. This year’s draft pick Colin Kaepernick will be the #2.

McCown spent his 2010 campaign with the Hartford Colonials, where he became the UFL’s highest-rated passer, throwing for 1,468 yards, 10 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in eight games. Yes, THE Hartford Colonials. And what kind of league is this, where someone with a 10-8 TD-INT ratio is the league’s top rated passer?

Why didn’t they go for Culpepper, the chubby former Vikings snap-taker? McCown last played in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers in 2009. He also played with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, and Miami Dolphins.

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