Well, for all intents and purposes, this season was a success. Believe it or not. The main goal of giving Trey Lance a red-shirt season worked, amid the fits and starts and injuries around Jimmy G and the whole team for that matter. The 49ers were a couple plays from the Super Bowl, which is what we were supposed to be. And we knocked Dallas and Green Bay out of the playoffs. No mean feat as they were both road wins. The Ram loss was a bitter pill to swallow, but as a team, we are young, talented, and hungry. I’ll put aside my animosity toward Kyle for the time being.
Jimmy said yesterday what the team wouldn’t, in that he has played his last down in a 49er uni. He hopes he is sent “to a team interested in winning.” Which I guess leaves out Houston. My landing spot was always gonna be Denver, as they are as desperate as any team, but they all off a sudden have major issues around the Brian Flores firing, and apparent sham head coaching interviews with Denver, Miami, and the New York Giants. All done to conform to the league and the Rooney Rule.
I’m thinking the upcoming Broncos sale is part and parcel with the impending fallout from this allegation of racist practices, so maybe Denver is out as a destination as horse-face and the entire Broncos organization is shit-canned in favor of a new ownership group and front office.
But that’s a different convo. Jimmy’s destinations still include New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Miami, the Giants, or possibly even the Jets, as they may want to get Zack Wilson out of harm’s way for a season while they try to build a better team around him before he gets killed out there.
My high-water mark would be a 2 and a 4. Given all the glowing reports from all Jimmy’s teammates, and the (relative) success the team had, you would think that he would get this in a trade. And it should happen pretty quickly. The teams looking for QBs are many, and the hope is that there is a bidding war for his services. Even if it is as a mentor for another highly drafted quarterback.