After Thursday night, the question became: Will all three quarterbacks make the 49ers initial 53-man roster?
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PHOTOS: 49ERS AT CHARGERS
On Twitter, there were reports both made and refuted that Wallace had decided to retire. The team has yet to make an announcement.
“I wouldn’t share the conversation, but it was something that was his decision,” Jim Harbaugh said after his team’s 41-6 win sans Wallace. “He felt strongly about it, and I don’t talk people out of that. Never seen it (happen) on game day, but wish him well. Gave Colt and B.J. more snaps tonight.”
McCoy entered the game after Kaepernick's first and only series before giving way to Daniels, a rookie who has impressed in the latter half of San Francisco’s final three exhibitions, with about six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Harbaugh was asked if he would be comfortable if Daniels, a seventh-round draft pick four months ago, began the season as the team’s No. 3 signal-caller. The coach could also employ Daniels on the 49ers eight-man practice squad -- the "opportunity squad" in his tongue -- but, going that route, he would risk losing Daniels to another team's 53-man roster.
“He’s made a case,” the coach said. “He’s made an argument with the way he’s played.”
Specifics: Daniels was 13-of-21 passing for 178 yards and a team-high three touchdowns across three games.
Daniels, who was also sacked five times but did not throw an interception this month, recorded two of those three touchdown passes on Thursday night: a 45-yard connection with
Daniels, who also saw time at the wideout, running back and returner positions during training camp, also demonstrated his athleticism. Including last night’s 36-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter, he rushed a dozen times for 87 yards, or 7.3 yards per carry.
His 128.6 passer rating trumped that of all five quarterbacks who took snaps this preseason.
McCoy righted his exhibition campaign with a solid performance Thursday night. His overall numbers: 25-of-43 for 241 yards and one touchdown versus three interceptions. His touchdown pass, a five-yard toss to running back
Wallace was 2-of-2 for 27 yards with his arm over the final three plays of San Francisco's third preseason game, a 34-14 win at home over the Minnesota Vikings.