No. 2: Keeping Quarterback Christian Ponder over Rookie Jeff Driskel
Quarterback Christian Ponder’s return to the NFL is a good story. To think he went from painting his house to being on a 53-man roster in just a few weeks is pretty remarkable.
But it also stunts any growth the 49ers might have hoped for with their sixth-round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, Jeff Driskel.
Driskel ended up being waived. Shortly thereafter, the Cincinnati Bengals claimed him off waivers.
CSN Authentic’s Dylan DeSimone said it best — we have an idea of Ponder’s ceiling at this point. While yet to be determined, Driskel could be a rising talent simply in need of a year or two of development at the NFL level.
San Francisco’s quarterbacks — Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick and Ponder — don’t exactly inspire a lot of confidence moving forward.
In all likelihood, the 49ers will be looking for a quarterback again this upcoming offseason.
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