To help the San Francisco 49ers defense prepare for facing off against the Seattle Seahawks’ offense, rookie quarterback B.J. Daniels will play the role of Russell Wilson at practice.
As the third-string quarterback, Daniels runs San Francisco’s scout-team offense in the week leading up to a game. This season he will be mimicking the Niners’ QB opponent. Last week, he played the role of Aaron Rodgers. But this week he will really help the defense because Daniels and Wilson are so similar in how they play the quarterback position. Both have strong arms and can run, so San Francisco’s defense will be well prepared this weekend.
While a senior at South Florida, Daniels said he followed Wilson’s rookie season because the two have similar abilities.
There are a lot of guys around the league that I can say I’ve watched their game, studied their film and feel like I have some of their attributes. [Wilson] is one of those people.
Daniels is also similar in size to Wilson. The Niners QB is 6-foot-1, 217 pounds, while Wilson stands in at 5-foot-11, 206 pounds. Prolific pass rusher Aldon Smith agrees that Daniels simulating Wilson will really help the defense formulate a successful game plan to stop Seattle’s offense.
B.J. and Russell are kind of similar. They both use their arms and their legs. I’m sure we’ll find a way to get B.J. to give us a good look this week.