It needs to be pointed out right away that Nate Davis is not replacing/challenging 49ers QB Alex Smith for the starting job. However, Jimmy Raye said he'd like to see the heretofore No. 3 quarterback play against better competition and that he might enter the game earlier in the second and third preseason games.
Said Raye: "The one ability that he has is highlighted in the parts of the game he plays in. Because if a guy is open, he'll hit him, he'll get the ball to them. He's another guy who's in a position where he needs to play early on against guys who have played in the NFL. He needs to play in that level. ... In the second and third exhibition game, we will experiment with some of that."