Free Agents are falling off their teams like apples from a tree in the early autumn.
So far, the 49ers have not picked up any of these free fruits, but surely they will … won’t they?
The Rams swooped in and signed Eric Weddle, a pretty good FS who’s now at the veteran stage of his career and has made enough money to be able to afford to now go in search of an SB ring. Which the Rams might do next year, but the 49ers will not.
That seems to be the trend these days in the NFL. Guy turns 30, then begins a tour of the league on one to two year rentals until he’s too old for the body rental business and fades out of the league – into the broadcast booth, the coaching business, the mug shot parade, or is forgotten until his obit shows up however many years later.
Wide Receivers are the latest group to be breaking the bank these days. Although none of them – not Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Tyreek Hill, Sammie Watkins, Odell Beckham, Antonio Brown – have ever led their team to a SB win. Jones came closest, but his OC (some guy whose name escapes me) decided to ride him to the win, instead of calling three unexciting runs and kicking a FG, and we all know what happened with that strategy.
I see Drew Brees has a $33.5 million cap hit this year. And he wonders why his defense is never good enough to win it all. Or maybe it’s his “genius” HC/OC who made the same mistake just last year in the NFC Title game that what’s his name from above made in the SB.
In the meantime, a couple more days until FA starts “officially.” Perhaps our Niner FO will plunge in with wild abandon at that point.