A little break in the injury parade. Let’s talk quarterbacks. Has JImmy G played his last down as a 49er? It very well may come to be. Is there a quarterback controversy? I don’t think so. I also don’t think Shanahan wants Jimmy G. as his quarterback going forward. Funny to hear the pundits out there saying we need to sign a stop-gap QB like Kurt Cousins or Matty Ice. Fuck that. We HAVE Nick Mullens. He’s fine as our stop-gap guy. We need to draft a QB and ride the big dick next year.
Why? Whoever we would get will garner big money and cap space if not draft picks/players (think Ryan) if it is a trade. Winston? No. Trubscuit? Hard no. Cousins? Meh. Dalton? Pass. The one guy who could be intriguing is Dak Prescott. He can play at a very high level and checks a lot of the boxes for the mobile big-armed quarterbacks. The problem of course would be $$$. He’s looking for a lifetime deal.
So, we need to draft someone. Since we are out of the Trevor Lawrence/Justin Fields sweepstakes, we may not even get a shot at Trey Lance out of North Dakota State. I would love to see him in a Niner uniform, but he’s movin’ on up to the top side of the draft. I’m thinking we end up somewhere in the 13-16 range so those guys will be gone. Unless we trade up. To do that we would need to get more picks for payers somehow.
No idea how this will work out, but I seriously don’t see us getting a stopgap for Jimmy.
I wish he was . . .
. . . but he ain’t.