49ers Go All In

John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan certainly put some pop into the normally ho-hum activities of the second week of Free Agency last week, trading two number one picks and a third to move up from the number 12 pick to the number three, where they will select a QB that will define their careers – for good or bad.

It was a bold move, but in the oft-quoted words of Bruce Arians, “No risk it, no biscuit.”

The move also puts current QB Jimmy Garoppolo firmly on the Alex Smith NFL career path. A guy who wins everywhere he goes, but always gets replaced by a guy with more upside intangibles. It worked once (Mahomes), but failed the other time (Kaepernick). We’ll see how Washington fares this year on Smith’s third push out the door.

Meanwhile we’ve still got another month to go which will be filled with endless speculation about which QB the 49ers will draft. Most observers think it will be Ohio State QB Justin Fields. And if it turns out to be Alabama QB Mac Jones there will be much head scratching and a vociferous amount of booing outside the Niners’ draft room. And if Jones turns out to be the second coming of Joe Montana all the booers will deny they ever raised a discouraging word. Plenty of goo for future blogospherians, one way or the other.

To some extent the guy the Niners pick will depend on whom the Jets pick at draft spot number two. This puts former 49ers’ DC and current Jets HC Robert Saleh in the situation of being a guy who picked the wrong QB if the one the Niners take has more success. Statistically speaking, looking at other drafts where three QBs went in the first three spots, not all of the QBs, or even any of them, will turn out to be excellent pro players.

The only thing for certain at the moment is that we can finally disperse the Kirk Cousins Bandwagon that has lingered at the edges of the kingdom since the day Shanahan arrived. Peace out, Kirk.

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28 comments on “49ers Go All In
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If I say a bunch of negative stuff about Mac when/if we draft him. And, he turns out to be another Montana I will be the first one to jump up and admit I was wrong, with a smile on my face. It is gonna be a long month.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If it is Mac Jones it will be for his football intellect and his ability to execute Shanahan’s offense. If it is true that he sees the field like Montana and Brady then he will be something special.

    Joe didn’t have the biggest arm and actually looked frail, but boy could he read a defense and execute the Walsh West Coast Offense to perfection.

    Without “IT” Mac Jones will be another Christian Ponder. So Shanahan/Lynch have to be certain through film study and personal interview if he has this quality.

    It is obvious that Fields and Lance are head and shoulders better atheletes with stronger arms. Now it’s a matter of fit.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 17 game season is about to become official and that 17th game will be the Niners vs the Bengals. All 17th games will be AFC home games.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    To anyone keeping score: lawsuits against Deshaun now at 21.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Only Watson and the ladies suing him knows what really happened.
    At the beginning he could’ve spent $200k to settle the first couple of lawsuits and this might have gone away and he would be on another team.
    He is kicking himself because now his reputation and all those millions in endorsements and the contract he signed are in serious jeopardy.

    Watson got burned by being too damn cheap and not nipping this in the bud. Right now it’s civil but if they file criminal charges it’s
    bye bye to a potentially great career if proven guilty.

  6. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- he is a moron and probably a sexual predator(like trump). Thank God we didn’t jump into that frying pan.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What has been pointed out in Sports Illust has rated is the amount of FEMALE massage therapists that Deshaun Watson has gone through numbering at least 20 plus that have sued him.

    Normally if you find a competent therapist you stick with that person. Also why no male therapists? It’s just like choosing a
    dentist or lawyer or anything professional for a female based on looks? Something just doesn’t add up here.

    Now Houston says they might be open to trading him but serious character concerns are in play no matter the talent.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The talking heads are going at it on who the Niners should choose.
    Obviously Steve Young is pushing for Zack Wilson from his great great grandfathers University.

    Now Justin Fields is getting mixed reviews and this has come up that his work ethic should be questioned. This sounds like Kaepernick 2.0
    because the knock on Kaep was his study habits weren’t up to par and he would slip out of the facility through a back door.

    You want your starting QB to be one of the guys that is first in and last out. The opposite signals lack of commitment to winning. The Niners need to explore this allegation in vetting Fields or they might end up with a flop. Can you say Jamarcus???

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting stat from PFF:

    PFF Grade on throws past 1st read since 2019: (min. 60 attempts)

    1st – Justin Fields – 90.6
    2nd – Zach Wilson – 90.1
    3rd – Trey Lance – 87.2

    7th – Trevor Lawrence – 78.6
    8th – Mac Jones – 75.7

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Things are not looking good for Deshaun Watson.
    He’s being investigated by everyone and the interested teams have moved on from making offers for him.
    Nike just pulled the plug on his endorsement deal with them.

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In other ho hum news…

    49ers signed QB Nate Sudfeld, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract.
    The 27-year-old Sudfeld has never started a game but has appeared in four contests, attempting 37 passes. He was in last Week 17 for the Eagles when they “tanked” it away to improve their draft position. Sudfeld will try to win the No. 3 gig in San Francisco.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Philip Adams, a former NFL defensive back who played for the 49ers, Patriots, Seahawks, Raiders, Jets, and Falcons, shot and killed five people on Wednesday and then committed suicide.”

    Waiting to hear what provoked this insanity.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Ronald Blair is re-signing with Niners. Good.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs drop me an email when you can

  15. Clifford BanksNo Gravatar says:

    That is a very good sign.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You have to wonder what kind of product will be on the field when the players refuse to attend OTAs.
    It’s going to be a short training camp with 3 pre season games and the play on.

    This is the wrong move on the players part and I guess they don’t believe “practice makes perfect”


  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No Suprise

    Seahags sign Aldon Smith to one year deal

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith announces his retirement.

  19. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder if Alex will be a coach some where.

    Seahawks LB Aldon Smith is wanted for second degree battery that allegedly occurred around New Orleans on April 17.
    That date was only 48 hours after Smith signed a one-year deal with Seattle. The alleged incident occurred at the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette, Louisiana, where Smith has relatives at. It’s a developing story that could quickly lead to the Seahawks cutting ties with him prior to the draft.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You would think Aldon would’ve grown up by now but he remains highly dysfunctional and a serial knucklehead like Josh Gordon.
    He could have had one helluva career and made many millions more and some rings for the Niners if he didn’t “act up”

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One week to the draft and everyday there is rampant speculation on which QB the Niners will draft. Niners are the most discussed topic in the NFL.

    On ESPN it was revealed that first round Olinemen are re-signed at a 60% rate wheras first round WRs are only given a second contract at a 29% clip. Total crap shoot.

    Also TE Jordan Reed announced his retirement yesterday due to injuries especially the concussions.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here comes the Buzz Kill portion of the April Draft madness –

    NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Ohio State QB Justin Fields is managing epilepsy but it is not expected to interfere with his ability to play football.
    Nothing says “draft season” like the disclosure of minor medical details. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause seizures. Rapoport added that doctors believe Fields will outgrow his epilepsy as his family members have. This should have little to no effect on his draft stock.

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We signed Key to a one year contract and we also signed Gallman the rb. to a contract

  24. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Just signed another Raider DL Maurice Hurst. To me this is a very good signing. Not so sure about Key but maybe he will show something in TC.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch stocking up on the defensive line is making it a lower priority.
    Stgatus Jalen Hurd is critical to draft decisions. If Hurd can’t go for the 3rd year in a row, than you have to move on simply cuz he can’t get on the field. This is a deep draft for WRs with as many as 35 WRs being considered in the first 3 rounds.

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17