Another four days until we find out which QB the 49ers will be selecting with the number three pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
It’s been a month since the team traded a bucketful to move up to that number three spot, and we’ve all endured enough media scenarios to fill the apparently limitless emptiness between Brett Farve’s ears about which QB the Niners will choose. Which is no small feat considering there are only three QBs in the frame for this pick: Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Trey Lance.
This is in no way a disparagement of Farve’s ears, BTW. After all, they were not consulted when being forever attached to the cavern of eternal dumb that serves as their home.
You have to hand it to the sports media for tirelessly flogging this two day story into a four week mini-series. It’s not easy writing the same thing everyday, changing only the NAME and the adjectives of the protagonist with each rearrangement of paragraphs.
Nobody writes much about the top two picks in the draft, which seem to be written in stone. Trevor Lawrence at number one and Zack Wilson at number two. Why these two are seen as noticeably superior to Fields and Lance escapes me, since they all have similar skills. Maybe it’s because the top two are white guys and Fields and Lance are black. This sort of prejudice is something the media, by and large, is understandably very reluctant to mention, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Jones doesn’t have the athleticism of the other four QBs, but he’s white and he excels in the pocket. Which is what Shanahan wants from his QB. He wants a QB running his offense and not running around inventing one on the fly.
At any rate, I think I can safely speak for most of us when I say Thursday cannot come soon enough. It’s a lot more satisfying to bitch about the present than bitch about the future.