Head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to come out of retirement for the San Francisco 49ers to play quarterback.
Well, for one day, at least.
Free agent wide receiver Randy Moss, who sat out all of last season after announcing his reserved retirement, will work out for the 49ers on Monday, one week after holding what was described as an impressive showing with the New Orleans Saints.
The 49ers want to see what Moss can do on the field, and since any current 49ers quarterbacks would not be allowed to throw to Moss until the new league year begins tomorrow afternoon, Harbaugh figured he can break out the old No. 12 jersey for one more day.
San Francisco CEO Jed York figured he would have a little bit of fun with the development.
“Former Colt Pro Bowl QB throwing for #49ers tomorrow. Just to clarify, Coach Harbaugh is turning into Capt Comeback to throw to Randy Moss,” York tweeted.
San Francisco could certainly use Moss in their offense, provided he still has something left to offer. Aside from tight end Vernon Davis, the 49ers had a difficult time getting the ball to its’ receivers last season. Whether you blame incumbent 49ers quarterback Alex Smith or the lack of depth at the receiver position following the release of Braylon Edwards and the season ending injury to Josh Morgan, the team is in need of a major upgrade.
The only receiving threat currently due to return for San Francisco in 2012 as of now is Michael Crabtree.
It remains to be seen just exactly who will be lining up opposite the former Texas Tech standout, as well as who will be throwing him passes.
But rest assured, it will not be Harbaugh.