49ers’ Fans Could Be Shocked to See Who’s At Quarterback Next Season

April 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s chic to imagine that media types, professional and amateur, understand enough to make the case the San Francisco 49ers should take cornerbacks, linemen or receivers early in the NFL draft.
It’s trendy, and it’s foolish to wax on and on about this corner or that receiver when new 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't have a competent NFL quarterback under contract. Veteran backup David Carr hasn’t been competent in years. 
The NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, who worked with the 49ers under Bill Walsh, suggested that it might be wise to let Harbaugh sift through potential quarterbacks rather than doing the sifting without knowing what to look for.
“Coach Walsh told me in 1984 that the hardest position to evaluate was the quarterback and it was even harder to coach,” Lombardi has said repeatedly, including in the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat recently. “So I think that still holds true today. I think there&rs...

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