Bucs' Garcia not in 49ers' plans

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

SEATTLE -- The 49ers answered the phone when the Bucs called to offer Jeff Garcia in a trade, but San Francisco wasn't interested in shaking up its quarterback situation further.

Acquiring Garcia two games into the season would undermine J.T. O'Sullivan, who is coming off his first NFL start. The 49ers were generally pleased with O'Sullivan in the opener. They appreciate what Garcia once meant to the franchise, but they also know Garcia is best suited for the West Coast offenses he has run over the years.

The 49ers went with O'Sullivan as their starter largely because he knew the system. They also know Frank Gore is the key to their offense. They hope O'Sullivan can do enough in the passing game for the 49ers to win with Gore and a strong defense.

O'Sullivan makes his second career start today against the Seahawks at Qwest Field.