This morning we reported that Seneca Wallace told 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh that he planned to retire before last night’s final preseason game. Now, the 10-year veteran’s agent is saying that the quarterback has no such plans.
Don Yee told reporters that his client met with Harbaugh yesterday and said that he did not want to play if it meant playing garbage minutes at the end of the game.
H/T: The Sacramento Bee
“That is not my understanding. My understanding is that Seneca will continue his football career but that there was a discussion about his situation particularly with the 49ers.”
Wallace’s position with the 49ers was murky at best. He signed with the team a week ago with the expectation that he’d compete for the back-up job with Colt McCoy. That changed when McCoy improved his play and restructured his contract. Earlier in the week it was reported that Seneca would more than likely be released.
I said earlier that I thought Wallace decided to quit rather than be cut, and it seems like that assumption may be right. I’m sure the vet will find a spot on someone’s roster as a formidable backup, but the way he handled the situation in San Fran , by quitting right before the game, was unprofessional and shows questionable character. If Wallace didn’t want to compete he shouldn’t have signed.