The Seahawks-49ers rivalry, the gift that keeps giving, took another glorious turn on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the 49ers waived seventh-round pick and third-string QB BJ Daniels to make room for newly signed QB John Skelton. The plan was to stash Daniels on the practice squad if he went through waivers unclaimed.
Guess who claimed him.
Those pesky Seahawks did, duh! C’mon. You didn’t think Pete Carroll & Co. were just going to let their hated rivals get away with this, did you?
Daniels was inactive for all the Niners’ regular season games thus far. He forced his way on to the 53-man roster after a surprisingly impressive preseason. But still far away from being a contributor on Sundays, he was tossed aside to add another veteran QB behind Colin Kaepnerick, and the team’s gamble to keep him in the organization didn’t work out. The fact that it’s the Seahawks who threw a wrench into those plans doesn’t make this like betting on red and the ball ending up on black. It’s worse than that. It’s betting betting on red and the bell ending up on green.
It’s unclear what plans, if any, the Seahawks might have with Daniels (probably not much more than the Niners had with him), but it’s hard not to imagine this transaction was entirely just to troll their friends to the south.
H/T Niners Nation