Quarterback buzz is endlessly the air however there used to be nonetheless extra to talk about in my weekly Instagram Are living with 49ers lovers, which we’ve transformed into this mailbag:
Will Nick Bosa be able for Week 1? (@junior_b1414)
It appears all goes neatly in his ACL restoration, which he’s proceeding in Citadel Lauderdale after months in Orange County. He instructed long-time NFL reporter Josina Anderson on Monday: “You’ll see my development at the box subsequent yr. Inform them I’m gonna be higher.” Reasonably than be skeptical over an ACL comeback, Bosa has credibility, having rebounded from his ACL tear that ended his highschool occupation to thrive at Ohio State en path to the 49ers.
Do you suppose we’re going to signal Fred Warner? (@young_g_)
They aren’t stressed into doing a deal at this time. We all know he merits one, having develop into an exemplary captain and All-Professional. Wage cap house is tight (for now). It would behoove him to money in larger subsequent yr. He’s beneath contract via 2021, after which they may franchise tag him, however I’d financial institution on a deal earlier than subsequent kickoff. Ultimate yr left this sort of dangerous style staring at DeForest Buckner depart quite than pay a homegrown defensive big name. Don’t put the 49ers lovers or locker room via that once more.
At protection, if Jaquiski Tartt is long gone, is there a possibility we draft Fred Warner’s brother, Troy? (@yeee_lbert)
Find it irresistible! Troy additionally performed some cornerback for BYU. He used to be a fifth-year captain this previous yr, and the 49ers most likely can get him past due within the draft, in all probability with the fifth-round pick out they’ll get from the Saints within the industry for Kwon Alexander, Fred’s former sidekick. Then again, if Tartt leaves (he’s valued right here regardless of accidents), search for Jimmie Ward and Tarvarius Moore because the beginning tandem, and a darn just right one.
What’s the perfect QB are compatible for us? (@emmanuel_cruz_calderon)
I’ve differed with a few of my friends in this, as a result of I’ve stated from the soar he’d be the 49ers’ QB in 2021. Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson ain’t strolling via that door, neither is Deshaun Watson on the Texans’ possible asking worth. Additionally, Garoppolo has a no industry clause. If I’m him, and I do know he’s intended to handsomely get $25 million each and every of the following two years, there’s no approach, no approach I’d approve of going to the Texans.
The Patriots or the Bears are determined sufficient to pony up for him, then restructure/prolong his deal. I will be able to’t envision the 49ers freeing him for not anything. Best 4 groups have modified QBs up to now. There’d nonetheless be a industry marketplace for him. Once more, I don’t suppose they’ll industry him. He makes everybody round him higher together with his blue-collar management — it’s no longer faux, he’s doesn’t brazenly rip teammates, and he’s no longer a media hound in the hunt for reassurances at this time.
I’ve a monetary query: I do know the NFL is negotiating with TV sponsors and that can impact the cap. Will they make a deal so in two years the cap rises? (@kokolabush)
A 17-game agenda will have to imply extra money, and expectantly extra avid gamers, as a result of that labored neatly this previous yr with practice-squad additions to offset COVID headaches. The NFL introduced final week raised the ground to $180 million in keeping with yr, they usually haven’t set it as a result of they’re ready to peer at the TV rights. I’ve a difficult time believing the NFL is deficient.
How lengthy will we’ve got George Kittle? (@junior_b1414)
Neatly, they locked their offensive catalyst right into a five-year contract final summer season, and the objective is he remains more healthy than he did in 2020, so he can reestablish himself because the NFL’s most sensible tight finish. Giant salaries in 2022-25 ultimately may just instructed contract restructuring, which provides years whilst changing cash into bonuses and reducing the rapid cap hit. He’s their maximum financially safe participant going, and he’s no longer going comfortable.
Do you suppose we’ll pass after a big-body veteran receiver, like Alshon Jeffrey getting launched from the Eagles? (@alfredrivera)
As for Jeffrey, who used to be the fellow (see: me) who instructed the 49ers they drafted the unsuitable man, who instructed Trent Baalke on draft evening within the parking space that he drafted the unsuitable A.J. (the 49ers took A.J. Jenkins in 2012, as an alternative). Just about a decade later, Jeffrey has had an OK occupation but additionally well being problems. Shanahan needs pace in the market. They want a quick slot receiver to enrich Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.