By Eric Schmidt

This year, several former NFL quarterbacks are attempting a comeback into the NFL. Vince Young worked out for scouts at the University of Texas Pro Day. David Garrard landed a spot on the New York Jets roster. Multiple reports suggest JaMarcus Russell is trying to get back into the league and one former quarterback with little experience is attempting his own comeback, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White.

According to, Pat White is working out this afternoon for the San Francisco 49ers.

White was a prolific quarterback at the University of West Virginia but entered the league a bit too soon before teams embraced the use of the read option. White rushed for nearly 4,500 yards in his career with the Mountaineers and scored 47 touchdowns on the ground while passing for over 6,000 yards.

The speedy, yet undersized quarterback, has been out of the NFL since 2010 after being released by the Miami Dolphins. White was selected 44th overall by Miami in 2009.

San Francisco is in the market for a backup quarterback to Colin Kaepernick after trading Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month. The Niners currently have one other quarterback on the roster, Scott Tolzien. White ran a very similar style of the Niners offense while at West Virginia.

There is no word yet on how the workout progressed, but White might be a very inexpensive option for the Niners if he can demonstrate he still has the skill set. Coming out of college, he was a perfect read-option quarterback and could become a very viable backup for Kaepernick.




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