“Show Me The Money” Week

It’s been a long two and a half months since the 49ers’ season ended with a desultory loss to the Seahawks on January 3rd. But we’re finally close to turning the page on a new year.

The shrunken salary cap has pushed a whole lot of veteran players out onto the free agent market, which may or may not help the 49ers, but will certainly give the bottom feeders with plenty of cap room a chance to instantly upgrade their teams.

And a lot of big time teams are scrambling to get under the cap, cutting players right and left. Kansas City jettisoned three of their starting O-line, including both tackles. That’s not good news for Patrick Mahomes, who’s fresh off getting his butt pounded in the SB.

There should be a lot of action over this coming week, though I’m not sure how much the Niners will be involved. If they manage to re-sign Jason Verrett, Trent Williams, and Kyle Juszczyk, the offseason will be a success for them. It’s not likely that K’Wuan Williams will return, which is a bit of a blow, but I’m sure our genius coaches will find a way to compensate.

And maybe it’s a good thing they won’t be making any big name FA signings, given their track record in this regard. Personally speaking, it will be a relief not having to remember the difference between “K’Wuan” Williams and “Kwon” Alexander. I can’t do anything about Juszczyk, but he’s worth the spelling head scratching. If he’s got a brother who joins the team, though, all bets are off.

At any rate, after three months of endless speculation, by this time next week we’ll finally have a good idea what the team will look like in 2021. Four words of advice for Lynch/Shanahan: don’t screw it up.

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77 comments on ““Show Me The Money” Week
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Repost from last thread

    Per Ian Rappaport the Niners are restructuring Weston Richburg’s contract freeing up $6.9 mil in cap space with Richburg essentially retiring at 29 years old. His recent hip surgery was the final blow.

    This is a big plus which will give them needed flexibility going forward.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullli- they are hedging their bets. I don’t think it’s a lock he’s retiring just yet. He probably will but either way it’s a win win for us.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Richburg has been on the shelf for almost two years.
    Needing hip surgery after being in rehab means the body is telling you it’s had too much wear and tear.

    If Dee Ford can’t go, they might come to a similar solution.

    Richburg’s chance at another big contract is over.

    The Chiefs let go of Olinemen Fisher and Schwartz, two of their mainstays.

    Should get interesting as rosters churn and players find new landing spots.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I am actually looking forward to see what happens around the league and for us.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hope Ford goes for it. He holds a lot better cards than Richburg did.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I keep forgetting Ford is even still on the roster. He’s been so invisible.

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No See Dee…
    Fix
    Or
    Rehab
    Daily
    😀

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch hints at upcoming re-signing that will be popular with the Niner
    Faithful.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/john-lynchs-thirsty-tweet-hints-49ers-kyle-juszczyk-re-signing

    Now they can prioritize re-signing Trent Williams and Jason Verrett.

    Outside help for oline in Alex Mack and Gabe Jackson would be money well spent.

    Would sign Emanuel Sanders over Bourne if we were in the same neighborhood money wise.

  9. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- if we could get all those guys signed that would be fantastic. If I had the choice I would stick with Bourne though, he has an attitude that seems to rub off on the rest of the team. I really miss the days when the game wasn’t all about the money.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Drew Brees announces retirement.

    Aints sign backup QB Taeson Hill to 4 year $140 mil contract.
    Now that’s crazy.

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Usual splashy headline ‘deal’ announcement Bullit.
    Saint’s are simply restructuring and moving money around.
    NFL Accounting at it’s finest.

    More head scratching to me is, Philly and Ertz being shipped.
    Sounds like a hint that Kyle Pitts could be a target?

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    *Ertz being shopped

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    49eers signed Juice to a 5 year 27 mil contract. Good move imo.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Good news: Niners have re-signed Verrett.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    1yr deal will likely mean a CB or 2 will be coming from the Draft?
    Gotta get Trent re-signed or it will force a Draft move to replace him.

    Seeing as Verrett claims to have had a multi year deal on the table might mean the competition for Trent won’t be easy?
    Cap reductions favor those who have saved their pennies.
    Indy worries me, along with Jax, for Trent’s services.

    Hope Parrag works some magic 😀

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    *Paraag

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d still like to have some room to court Thuney/Mack or Lindsley if Paraag can get Trent re-signed.
    Also want a viable improvement for No-See Dee as well.
    Carl Lawson or Ryan Kerrigan?

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers are signing OLB Samson Ebukam to a two-year deal worth $12 million.”

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers and LB Dee Ford have agreed to terms on a restructured 2-year deal worth $24M.”

    Lot of money for invisibility.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to think it eliminated the injury clause Skeebs?
    Paraag is pretty good at Contract language IMO.
    Let’s hope they moved out from under the previous deal.
    Lot’s of action today.
    I see Linsley took a deal with the Chargers.
    Take him out of the mix.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I like the report of adding Ebukam too.
    Seems a little suspicious to have Dee and Ebukam in the same sentence.
    Deal Dee? Wait and see…

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    They’re almost carbon copy images of each other but for age.
    Now Ebukam has half the price tag.
    See Dee leave?
    Leave Dee leave.
    Dee to NJ for CJ Mosley?
    Oui oui oui….

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Patriots sign WR Kendrick Bourne for three-year, $22.5 million.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Thuney landed in KC.
    Pat’s are definitely making noise today.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Still loving the irony of the timing of the No See Dee Contract rework and, the new signing of Sam I am Ebukam.
    One of these guys is NOT like the other….. games played.

    https://tinyurl.com/ybra3r47

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, well, well…
    Mayock & Chucky just put Rodney Hudson on the market.
    That’s the kind of option that immediately turns heads if you’re a team looking to improve the Center position.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If they can sign Mack I’m good with that. Hudoson is going to attract a lot of bids and he’s going to cost $10 mil plus IMO.

  28. winderNo Gravatar says:

    wonder what Carr thinks about that.

  29. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think we can keep Williams. I believe he’s going for a splash last hurrah.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d put Hudson on the same priority level as Trent.
    Might be time to decide how serious they are about Shon Coleman?
    Too much money tied up with Jimmy for me.
    He’s not worth all the money in the world if you can’t protect him.
    Protect the QB
    Sack the QB

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same goes for McGlinchey.
    He’s been far less valuable than the slot he got Drafted in.
    Can he be more productive on the left side, where he played LT in college?
    I’d be real concerned about that option.
    Equally, I’d be real concerned with Lynch spending another high Pick on a replacement.

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Marquise Goodwin returning to Niners, Witherspoon goes to Seattle.”

  33. winderNo Gravatar says:

    you knew F-ing Seattle was gonna get some of us.

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Sanders goes to Buffalo.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What Lynch has spent so far for upcoming season only (cap hits)

    Verrett $5.31 Mil
    Ebukam $3.75 Mil
    Moseley $2.65 Mil
    Juice $2.61 Mil

    $14.3 mil spent on 4 players so far

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners now can draft a center and develop him to start in two years. Lynch is expected to sign Alex Mack today.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/49ers-expected-sign-c-alex-095012885.html

    Hudson at 32 is looking for one last big payday and his asking price would be prohibitive considering what they spent already on Trent Williams.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per ESPN Trent Williams deal is for 6 years $138 mil , $55.1 Mil guaranteed and $30.1 mil in a signing bonus. He would be the highest paid Olineman in the NFL averaging $23 Mil per year

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Great way to celebrate St Patty’s day Bullit.
    Trent and Alex is a great start 😀

  39. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t think we could do it but they did. From what I understand we are paying Williams big bucks for 3 years and after that we can get out of it without much consequence. At least that is my understanding. Got Mack too. We just might have something going here.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They still have cap room to sign a few more free agents.
    Ideally re-sign Hyder and K’wuan Williams

    Or blast from the past players like
    Frank Gore (who can be their short yardage back and 3rd down pass blocker/outlet receiver).

    Alex Smith who actually might help Jimmy G as he is willing to mentor and share info.

    Aldon Smith who can still rush the passer and maybe has grown up where all the crazy behavior has stopped.

    Also Matt Breida is available because he was released by the Fins.,

    Just something to think about.

    Wish list is G Gabe Jackson, CB Casey Hayward, DE Justin Houston (these guys might be out of range to fit under the cap)

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m thinking about a 3 Team menage a trois Bullit.
    Jimmy,Cam and Deshaun all changing zip codes.
    Call it a Roger Goodell TV Contract League year Kickoff event.
    Collusion Inc.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good ol’ Roger hocus pocus.
    No small hands here, it’s all mule.

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Goodwin released. Short stay. Probably didn’t even get to unpack his bags.

  44. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I feel the same way. They also picked up AJ Green. Not what he used to be but still a weapon.

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Quietly good news: “The 49ers are re-signing DT D.J. Jones and he gets a 1-year deal.”

  46. winderNo Gravatar says:

    DJ is one of my favorite Niners. I wish they would have wrapped him up for longer than a year.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    On 2nd thought… FUCK you Mayock and Chucky, again.
    Deal your players to another Division.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/03/17/raiders-agree-to-trade-gabe-jackson-to-seahawks/

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It turns out the Chefs were after Trent Williams and were offering him about the same deal the Niners did. Williams decided that his comfort level with the Niners and Shanahan would be the factor that led him to re-sign with the Niners. After that happened the Chefs immediately signed Kyle Long to play tackle.

    What the Raiduhs did and are doing makes no sense. They gave away their top 3 offensive lineman for middle to late round picks. Their Oline is as holey and has the resistance as a slice of swiss cheese.
    Raiduhs enjoy being mediocre.

  49. winderNo Gravatar says:

    They did stockpile a boatload of DL’s though. I think Mayoch(sp) is feeling the heat cause Chucky sure isn’t gonna take the blame.

  50. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Raiders just got Kenyon Drake from AZ. That’s good for us. The Raiders are a mess. They now have Jacobs and Drake and who knows who the #1 rb will be. And they let go 3 OL starters. Anyway, they are in the right town for a circus.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was waiting for this…

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/03/18/nfl-confirms-investigation-of-deshaun-watson-contacts-accusers-attorney/

    The ever feckless Country Club Scrub Unit has been called into action.

    Let’s hope Deshaun is clean before his value gets dirtied up.
    Certainly won’t help Houston’s ability to drive up their price demands now that Roger’s got the kangaroo Court involved.

    Might be of help to us as potential buyer’s, if he survives the scrutiny.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Watson is already tainted because he is now battling 7 lawsuits from 7 different women.
    Antonio Brown had a similar incident and also a seperate assault case and was suspended for 8 games.

    Niners won’t touch him unless he is clear. The Raiduhs though might as they pick up anyone no matter the circumstances.

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I watched Stanford’s Pro Day yesterday.
    Very impressed with CB Paulson Adebo.
    Were you sharing QB Davis Mills here?
    1st time I’ve seen him throw.
    Looks very good

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I mentioned Mills before as a developmental 3rd day QB that Shanahan can mold.
    Adebo is flying under the radar and could also last until day 3. Adebo is a big corner who fits best in a zone scheme.

    Stanford also has Center Drew Dalman, the son of former Niner Olineman Chris Dalman and tackle Walker Little.

    All could be in play on the third day of the draft.

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kind of getting out of hand: “Tony Buzbee said his law firm is now representing 12 women and have talked to 10 additional women about potential cases against Deshaun Watson.”

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I have been aware of Little.
    Been doing a lot of OLine Scouting in hopes of landing a stud Center, nasty OG and, a better option for McGlinchey.
    I could see Slater at 12 if we address the QB position before the Draft and, manage to hold onto the Pick.

    For me, this looks more and more like a multi-team trade, if it happens.

    Bill can drive the terms with Caserio in Houston if he’s seriously making a run at Jimmy.
    That could save our bacon and limit our costs hopefully.

    I don’t mind the circus surrounding Deshaun so much, so long as he’s not a character liability.

  57. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- having 12 women suing you sorta makes you a character liability.

  58. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Unless you are Donald Trump.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs I see this circus as a Goodell lead diversion to protect his interests, (Shield/ Owners).

    Since Kraft & Bill have major skin involved, I’d suspect they’ll spin this into a non sequitur event?
    Unless of course, an elevator video surfaces to sink the ship.

    Officer Barbrady for the distraction.
    Move along people, nothing to see here.

    If the Billionaire’s want Jimmy in NE & Deshaun in SF, it WILL happen.

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You answered for me Winder 😀

  61. winderNo Gravatar says:

    At this point I hope the Raiders get Watson. Just let him loose in Vegas.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d prefer Watson over Jimmy BUT….
    Not if he’s a closet pervert or sexual deviant.

    Accusations have to be vetted and settled satisfactorily to remove the stench.

    If that happens, his price tag will plummet, which puts him on the discount rack.

  63. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, this is a wait and see situation.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Plan B?
    Acquire PICKS, (yes PLURAL), for Jimmy, and have ammo to move up the Board perhaps?

    I’m sensing this as a Goodell lead diversion to benefit the League.
    Let’s hope Deshaun doesn’t become the next Ray Rice.

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Seahawks only have 3 picks in the coming Draft: a 2nd, 4th, and 7th.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nj

    So after you get a 2nd and a 4th rounder for Jimmy who is your QB?

    Joe Flacco???

    I get it that you have a great dislike for Jimmy, but you don’t have a QB if Jimmy goes.

    Bears offered 3 first round picks, a 3rd rounder and Kalil Mack and another starter for Russell Wilson and the Seahags turned them down.

    Watson is tainted and Houston wants even more in return. Right now only the most foolish team would entertain a trade because Watson’s future is partly cloudy.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m betting on Bill to cover Jimmy’s service.
    Deshaun as an upgrade was an easy attraction prior to the legal circus.

    I don’t dislike Jimmy so much as I don’t see him as the answer long term.

    I’d like to have Bill covet him enough to improve our ability to get a younger long term answer.

    If Deshaun flames out and Bill doesn’t make a statement offer we see how it unfolds in the Draft.
    I’m not averse to Mac at 12.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain believes Deshaun Watson is “still destined to be traded.”
    Watson’s legal issues could delay the timing of when he’s traded, but signs still point to a deal being made. Teams will likely want to know the results of the NFL’s investigation into Watson and whether he’ll be suspended under the personal conduct policy. McClain suggests it’s possible Watson isn’t moved until the trade deadline or before the 2022 draft. Houston was hoping to get three first-round picks for Watson but are going to have to lower their asking price. The Panthers, Eagles, Jets, Dolphins, 49ers, and Broncos have “remained interested” in trading for Watson.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Watson has made the big mistake of sending the accuser a threat
    by text stating that he knew a lot of people and could make life difficult for her. Pretty dumbass move and that opens Pandora’s Box.
    Remember the 49er organization has a zero tolerance policy. This will not be resolved during 2021, so time to move on.

  70. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Morons with money. Sounds like another Foster. We dodged a bullet. I still think the Raiders would roll the dice though.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I am quoting this directly from an article about Watson from THE ATHLETIC. Warning : Content is R rated and graphic

    “Of the 12 lawsuits that are currently viewable on the Harris County district clerk’s website, all but two of the suits involve plaintiffs who say they were contacted for massage appointments in 2020. The other two incidents, also involving massage therapists, allegedly occurred in January and March of this year.

    The suits allege Watson forced two women to perform oral sex, ejaculated on one woman, ejaculated in front of two others, groped a woman’s vagina and buttocks and kissed another woman unprompted upon arrival for an appointment. Nine of the 11 publicly available suits accuse Watson of inappropriately touching women with his penis. One alleges that at the end of a massage, after trying to direct a woman to touch his anus, Watson exposed himself and asked if she “did more” than professional work “for more money.”
    ===

    I’m sure Watson is just a regular guy with a crapload of money. Unfortunately he asked the wrong people for more than they were willing to give. A hard lesson to learn when barking up the wrong tree and then providing electronic written proof.

    IMO there is no way the 49ers trade for him now.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners sign a Safety

    “The NFL Network reported the 49ers agreed to terms with veteran safety Tavon Wilson, 31, on a one-year deal that all but ends the possibility of Jaquiski Tartt rejoining the team. Wilson entered the league as a second-round pick by the Patriots in 2012 and has spent time with the Lions and Colts since then. He’s started 45 games over that span with eight interceptions and 383 tackles. He figures to push Tarvarius Moore for the starting job. Tartt remains an unrestricted free agent.”

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Safety Jaquiski Tartt is returning to the 49ers on a 1 year deal.”

  74. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedule
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 10
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05 · 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 · 10:00 AM @ CIN
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

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