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Former Niners QB Seneca Wallace Says Team Used Him, 'I Have Not Retired'


The abrupt retirement of quarterback Seneca Wallace from the San Francisco 49ers took another in the WTF direction. The seven-day Niners QB is now contending the only reason the team signed him was to pressure Colt McCoy to take a pay cut.

I’ve been around this game long enough where I can see what’s going on and I realized right away the reason they brought me here was to get Colt to take a pay cut. I have not retired. I have just removed myself from the San Francisco situation because it wasn’t a perfect fit for me.

Alright then, I am glad that’s all cleared up and settled. Wallace went on to say he had no hard feelings towards the Niners, he just didn’t want to be with a team that did not want him.

On August 26, McCoy did dropped his base salary from $1.5 million to the fourth-year minimum of $630,000, the day after he was named the backup QB to Colin Kaepernick. While it’s true McCoy took a lower salary after Wallace was signed, I doubt his claim the Niners only signed him to pressure Colt.

The irony is after spending the 2012 season out of football, getting cut by the 49ers and the New Orleans Saints in the same month, at 33-years old, he is retired regardless of how he feels. There is no way another NFL team will sign Wallace. But best of luck to him, I guess.

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  • best9rfan

    Tell us what to do!!!
    Dont just tell us that fill in the blank exercise will do this or that, tell us the specific thing to do and dont worry about making or trying to make money off of it, be a man’s BEST friend and just tell us what to do, duhhhh!!!!!!

  • Mark Gretz

    Did you really think you were going to play for the Niners? Puhleeze…Business is Business, don’t take it too personal and please don’t hate it’s not good for you.

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  • tecal4

    “The irony is after spending the 2012 season out of football, getting cut by the 49ers and theNew Orleans Saints in the same month, at 33-years old, he is retired regardless of how he feels. There is no way another NFL team will sign Wallace. But best of luck to him, I guess.”

    Clearly you have know idea what you are talking about. Who made you the authority?

  • Kenneth S. Brown

    The 49ers did used Seneca Wallace to get McCoy to restructure his contract and

    after the restructuring was completed. Wallace was no longer needed. McCoy will not be in the NFL for long, the guy is not an NFL quarter-back. The true back-up
    is the young-kid Baily. The game against the Vikings was not the performance one would used to declare a player as a backup quarter. 49ers is depending on McCoy like they depending on a fan to play on Sundays’. As fans, we will see!