Josh McCown the New 3rd String QB

The 49ers decided not to pull the trigger on UFL QB Daunte Culpepper but instead opted to sign UFL QB Josh McCown instead. McCown played for the Hartford Colonels last year, but on the plus side he was the highest ranked QB in the UFL.

The last time McCown put on an NFL uniform was back in 2009, when he played for the Carolina Panthers. Prior to that McCown played for the Cardinals, Lions, and Raiders.

McCown will come in and compete for the 3rd string QB job. When asked by reporters his thoughts on the 3rd string job. McCown responded by saying no one holds a clipboard better than he does.


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  • ADam

    Good to see that Alex Smith is our starting QB again. I think Smith is the total package. He just need the coaching he's never got since he's been in the league. I support him 100%

    • MYKE KLEAN

      U DEAD ASS RITE,WE SUK AT QB,HOW?FRM JOE 2 STEVE,MN HOW U FUK UP AT QB,A PERSON WHO TOUCH THA BALL EVERY TYME ITS OFFENCE,MN WE "SUPPOSE"2 B "POWER HOUSE!HW WITH ALEX OR MCCLOWN!? WE PLYING 2 FUKING MUCH! R YALL 4 REAL! OUR G.M. SUKZ!

  • maurice

    Alex smith sucks josh mccown sucks what are we thinking . Ive been a niner fan since.i was born n 1976, get a real.Qb dam niners.

  • Gabriel

    Im not sure why but I havent completely given up on Alex Smith. Maybe its because I've seen glimmers of what hes capable of from time to time. If anyone can turn him into the quarterback he can be I think its Jim Harbaugh. on the flip side, why are we sighning another under achiever like Josh McCown when we are sitting on $30 million of cap money. why not take that $ and sighn a proven quarterback or go after Carson Palmer. If the Bengals are given a good deal for Palmer they will trade him rather then not get anything in return for him. if all else fails, bring back Eddie DeBartelo & Carmen Policy!

    • Corey

      Hell Yeah!!!!! That's what Im hoping for. The Yorks are HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

  • ADam

    The Yorks are not horrible. Eddie D owned the team when their was no cap. A totally different era of football. The niners were somewhat like the Yankees. Al lthe good players wanted to play for us and eddie paid them. Well now is a different story. Eddie D could come back today and their wouldn't be any difference. The Yorks give the coaches they hire full reign of the salary cap to find and hire the best talent they can get. Defenses win championships and that's what they went for with Nolan and Sing. Unfortunately both those coaches didn't know sht about offense. Dennis Erickson was a shot at bringing in a expreienced coach because we had rookie owners. I think the Yorks have learned by their mistakes and you can see that by the hirings of Harbaugh and Co.. This team and franchise is on the up and up no doubt about it. Lets start supporting our team and organization as a whole. Things are getting better and it's because of the Yorks.

  • Gabriel

    Not sure what u have been smoking Adam when u give the Yorks so much praise over having done nothing yet 4 this organization. I remember when teams were scared 2 come into Candlestick & face the Niners. Now teams look forward 2 facing the Niners knowing they got a sure win. There was plenty of free agent quarterbacks out there this off season & cap money 2 sign a proven quarterback. Instead we sign McCown who has won or proven nothing much like the Yorks u praise so much.

  • ADam

    What QB's were in free agency exactly? Kevin Kolb? Ye he's good lol. Matt Hasselbeck? He didn't want to come here. Who else. nobody thats who. And i guess i'll repeat myself. People did'nt wanna play us because we had the highest paid and high quality players because there was no cap. When the cap got put in place we were so upside down in cap space we had to get rid of everybody, and we were payin most of the players years and years after we let them go. We were the highest team in dead money in the league for years. In fact Eddie D got us into this mess with his overpaying of players and left the team out to dry with his ignorant gambling addiction. So i don't know why all these niner fans are so high on Eddie D anyway. ye he hired Bill walsh and opened his checkbook. But the Yorks have opened there's also. They opened it as much as possible. And are pretty dam close to gettin us a new stadium as well.