Originally posted by Bobby Humphrey
i am a very happy man because miami saved a draft pick out of the cade experiment.
The 49ers owe the Dolphins a draft pick only if McNown is on their 53-man roster for at least five weeks during the regular season. McNown will compete with Tim Rattay, Gio Carmazzi, Aaron Garcia and rookie Brandon Doman for a job behind Jeff Garcia.
The signing also means the 49ers aren't completely sold on Rattay as the top backup to Jeff Garcia. Rattay, a seventh-round pick two years ago, threw just two passes last season at the end of a blowout victory over New Orleans.