The San Francisco 49ers have released QB Scott Tolzien as part of their roster cuts today. Tolzien has been the team’s 3rd string quarterback for the last couple of seasons, but the team picked up Colt McCoy this season and the team is looking to move in a different direction.
Tolzien could probably start in Buffalo over their third string guy that they have to throw out there in Week 1. I am sure that he could compete with other quarterbacks around the league as well. Blaine Gabbert. Mark Sanchez. Geno Smith.
There are some pretty bad starters out there and Tolzien would be a decent pickup for a few teams. Even if he isn’t going to compete for a starting job, he would make an excellent backup for somebody.