The 49ers previously took a major swing this offseason when they exchanged up to the No. 3 generally speaking pick. Presently there’s a chance to make another large sprinkle. Jeff Schultz of the Athletic composed that the Falcons under new senior supervisor Terry Fontenot and lead trainer Arthur Smith might want to move wide collector Julio Jones to help reduce an unstable cap circumstance.
This is something the 49ers, with their doubtful accepting corps, ought to settle on decisions on.
San Francisco off the bat is impeded by the reality they’re without first-round picks in both of the following two drafts, and they’ve effectively emptied their supplemental third-round choice in the 2022 draft.
Any arrangement for the 32-year-old recipient would have to begin with a second-round pick in 2022, and possibly a second or third-round decision in 2023. That feels like a take for the 49ers, however it’s the place where their best offer will land.
It stays not yet clear what sort of market there will be for Jones, and whether another club will come over the top and offer a first-round pick to say the least. In the event that that is the situation, San Francisco would be no longer available early.
Adding Jones is the sort of move that would raise the 49ers’ passing game to a level it can just reach with a player of Jones’ type. There are perhaps three pass catchers in the alliance that effect games the manner in which he does.
Somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2019, Jones found the middle value of 103.8 gatherings, 1,564.7 yards and 6.2 scores per season. During that stretch he went to six Pro Bowls and acquired two First-Team All-Pro gestures, the two of which came while Shanahan was the Falcons’ hostile organizer in 2015 and 2016.
Jones is a major, quick, actual pass catcher that would step in and be the group’ No. 1 objective immediately, while taking a great deal of the concentration off Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle. Also adding a familiar object like Jones would be particularly useful for a youthful quarterback.
His cap numbers throughout the following three years are $15.3 million, $11.5 million and $11.5 million as indicated by Over the Cap. While those numbers are high for a collector, the 49ers are in a spot to withstand that sort of cap hit, particularly if Jimmy Garoppolo’s agreement falls under the table one year from now while the compensation cap sees an uptick. Any minor cap moving in 2021 would be definitely worth the expansion of one of the group’s most predominant wide collectors.
Lead trainer Kyle Shanahan in 2018 said he’d do whatever it took to get Jones whenever offered the chance. The chance is there, and the 49ers ought to give each leaf to get it going.