The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have terminated the contract of QB Trent Dilfer. Dilfer originally joined the 49ers in 2006 after being traded from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for QB Ken Dorsey and a 2007 seventh-round draft pick.
Said Head Coach Mike Nolan, "Trent Dilfer is a true professional in every meaning of the word. He is one of the most respected players in the league for good reason. Trent has provided great value to our team over the past two years in terms of his leadership, knowledge of the game and play on the field."
Dilfer (6-4, 247) is a 14-year veteran who was originally a first-round (6th overall) pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1994 NFL Draft. In 2007, Dilfer played in seven games with six starts, completing 113 of 219 passes for 1,166 yards with seven touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He did not see any action in 2006 in his first season with the 49ers.
In his career, Dilfer has played in 131 games with 113 starts, completing 1,759 of 3,172 passes for 20,518 yards with 113 touchdowns and 129 interceptions for an overall passer rating of 70.2. He has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-99), the Baltimore Ravens (2000), the Seattle Seahawks (2001-04), the Cleveland Browns (2005) and the San Francisco 49ers (2006-07). He earned Pro Bowl recognition in 1997 with the Buccaneers after passing for 2,555 yards with 21 touchdowns, and was a member of the 2000 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.