In the first two months of the offseason, the biggest question surrounding the 49ers was how they resolved the quarterback position in the offseason, or whether they were willing.
Many names are contested as potential replacements for Garoppolo or reserve/training camp competitions. Sam Darnold is one of the names thrown to strengthen the QB room in Santa Clara, but the general idea is that Darnold will cost the 49ers too much , And choosing his fifth-year option will be due to Darnold’s early career with the New York Jets, which is unbearable.
However, Monday showed that the price of acquiring Dano was not as high as many believed, because the Jets sold USC products to the Carolina Panthers for the sixth round pick in 2021
Either way, it’s a small amount of money for a young quarterback, because he no longer has to share a building with Adam Gase or offend others, so he Have the ability to reverse the situation.
The low price of the acquisition of Darnold tells us that the decision to trade the No. 12 overall pick and the next first-round pick in 2022 and 2023 will rise to third place in this year’s draft than the 49 people we already know. Choose the next face of their franchise.
If Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch focus on finding alternatives to Gallopolo, or even provide him with a capable substitute, their funding to Dano may be far less than Given to the Miami Dolphins, and can play further in the future of QB, they believe that the QB room of Garoppolo and Darnold is enough to compete for the 2021 Super Bowl.
On the contrary, Shanahan obviously fell in love with the top talents in this year’s QB class. He believes that once someone selects Garoppolo, he believes that this will increase the franchise of the team for many years.
If the main goal of the 49ers’ free agents is to make changes in the center back and quarterback rooms, they can do this without having to hand over a large amount of draft money. The 49ers didn’t want to buy Darnold’s fifth-year option for $23.6 million, but they could have used his 2/3 day pick to buy him, have a young reserve player, and keep all of them. In the case of the required capital draft, with the support of Garoppolo, it has the potential to take a big step in the future.
The price the Panthers paid for Dano shows that Shanahan and Lynch are confident that they will be ranked third overall. Not only is a quarterback with potential, but they think this is a person who can’t be missed. essentials. It also showed that the decision to proceed with the transaction was not a referendum on Garoppolo’s ability. If the duo is really not satisfied with Garoppolo, Darnold is one of the many options they could have explored to inject 49B into QB changes.
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When the season ended in December, Shanahan and Lynch stated that they defended Garoppolo’s words. And at least for now, he will still be the starter in 2021. The 49ers want to avoid all-or-nothing pressure on the rookie quarterback. The 49ers hope to increase the record behind Gallopolo and re-consolidate his position for the guy with a 24-8 record.
Then they opened the tape and saw what they were obsessed with. They can’t live without people. Garoppolo can’t compare with the prospect of a ceiling. Therefore, Shanahan and Lynch took a bold move, assigning their tenure to their third-ranked name overall.
They plan to retain Garoppolo for the time being, hoping that a healthy 2021 season will enhance his value, and in the next offseason can get the first-round pick from the QB-needy team. The value of Garoppolo in the trading market should exceed Darnold. He has proven that he can win games in a healthy condition, and his contract can provide the team with much-needed financial flexibility. But the 49ers couldn’t find his first-round pick in the offseason. Maybe the Chicago Bears or the New England Patriots will send them a second-round pick.
But Garoppolo is more valuable to the 2021 49ers than a second-round pick. The 49ers believe they can win in 2021, and Gallopolo is under the center, with Justin Fields, Mac Jones or Trey Lance taking the Holding the clipboard.
Their franchise deal is not meant to replace the wish of the guy who brought them to the Super Bowl 16 months ago. They still believe in Gallopolo. If they didn’t, they could have bought Darnold for a fraction of the price of Fields, Jones or Lance.
They just saw things that were too good to pass.
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