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The QB market is so bad the 49ers are considering one of these retreads as starter Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 01: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs in to the field for their game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers have the second overall pick in the NFL Draft and most people making mock drafts believe they’ll take a quarterback to start over from scratch with a new GM and coach. However, it seems that the team might go after one or two veteran backup quarterbacks as a stop gap until whoever they draft at the position is ready to take over.

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Two names that have come up are Brian Hoyer and Matt Schaub as both have connections to new coach Kyle Shanahan. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that he expects either Schaub or Hoyer or both to get signed at some point by the 49ers. There’s also the likelihood that Colin Kaepernick will be gone to free up space, which leaves Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder in a bit of a limbo.

Schaub was with Shanahan in Atlanta last season, was previously with Shanahan in Houston and he becomes a free agent on March 9. Hoyer started 13 games for the Browns in 2014 when Shanahan was their offensive coordinator and the Browns went 7-6 in the games Hoyer started.

Both are perennial backups so it wouldn’t be a flashy signing, but it might be a more stable one, which 49ers fans should appreciate.

[h/t Pro Football Talk]

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