Peter King made me think.
In his latest article, he proposed a ridiculous seven-to-one trade between the 49ers and the Houston Texans. The San Francisco 49ers will match Fred Warner, Mike McLinch, and Jimmy Gabor in 2021. Polo is sent to the first round pick, the second round pick in 2022, the second round pick in 2021, and the third round pick in 2022 to Houston (Deshaun Watson).
Why is this hypothetical transaction absurd? Because Texans will never accept it. This is not enough. Essentially, these are two first-round picks, and Werner deserves a first-round pick, then a few picks the next day, then Garoppolo and McGlinchey.
Maybe the Texans will choose Gallopolo as a short-term bridge for Watson in the transaction. But why do they want McGlynch? He is not good, and he is not worth money. Maybe a fifth-round pick. He just doesn̵
So Kim tried. Give him credit. He even called McGlinchey a rich cornerstone player.
How do we replace the McGlynch in a hypothetical trade with another still valuable first-round pick?
I’m talking about Javon Kinlaw.
Kinlaw was the 14th overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft. Many teams provided him with first-round results, so even if he did not show in his rookie season, many teams should still like him. The team will say that he is just a rookie, he does not have OTA or mini training camp, he still has potential.
Contrast with McGlinchey (known bust).
Texans are likely to wait until after June 1 to trade Watson, so they can save $15 million in salary space. This means that Watson is still possible to land in the 49ers. Maybe the Texans will be interested in a trade package including Kin Law-they certainly need defensive tackles to replace JJ Watt.
Things to consider.