Harbaugh: McCoy is Kaepernick's backup

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Colt McCoy woke up Sunday to rumors the San Francisco 49ers were trying to trade him and open the backup quarterback duel to Scott Tolzien and recently-signed Seneca Wallace.

Fortunately for McCoy, he had already spoken at length to head coach Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers front office, restructuring his contract Saturday night to help solidify his standing as starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick's primary backup.

McCoy went out and completed 11 of 15 passes for 109 yards in Sunday night's victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He also threw an interception, but McCoy appears to be the clear frontrunner for the No. 2 job.

"I feel real good about Colt as the backup quarterback," Harbaugh said Sunday night.

The 49ers acquired McCoy from the Cleveland Browns before the April draft for two draft picks. However, following Wallace's signing on Thursday reports surfaced that McCoy would be released if he wasn't traded. The restructured contract for the veteran minimum decreases the $1 million salary-cap hit the 49ers stood to take by keeping him over Wallace or Tolizen.

McCoy had been slated to earn $1.5 million this season before the restructuring.

"Jim and I had a great week. We talked and we met a lot," McCoy said, per CSNBayArea.com. "We figured each other out a lot better.

"I hadn't performed the way I know I can perform. I hadn't picked up the offense as well as I'd like to."