49ers offseason plan, Pt. II: Trade for Stafford, retain Verrett and sign C Alex Mack – Niners Nation

Recently, we went over the very first offseason plan for the San Francisco 49ers that involved keeping Jimmy Garoppolo and preparing a quarterback in the preliminary. In todays second installation, well alter up the quarterback situation, which is the domino that will affect the outcome of the remainder of the roster.
Lets enter into another edition of the Niners offseason plan from complimentary agency to the draft, beginning with who stays.
Who stays?
Trent Williams
Jason Verrett
Jaquiski Tartt
Solomon Thomas
Jordan Willis
Dontae Johnson
In this situation, the 49ers keep Tartt and Verrett while losing Kendrick Bourne and Kyle Juszczyk in complimentary firm after not having the ability to afford either players price. Losing 2 players that were an essential part of your offensive identity the previous few seasons might be a hard pill to swallow initially, however were evaluating these offseason plans by the general outcome and not a gamer or more.
Keeping Verrett and Tartt keeps continuity in the secondary. Heading into a brand-new year, with as much uncertainty as there is on the lineup, the last thing you want is 3 brand-new beginners in the secondary. Verrett, Tartt, Jimmie Ward, and San Francisco would need to sign a cornerback or draft.
Who indications from exterior of the structure?
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
C Alex Mack
EDGE Haason Reddick
EDGE Everson Griffen
DT Austin Johnson
CB P.J. Williams
Once again, as was the case last week, the 49ers would need to sign numerous more totally free agents to fill out their lineup than the ones listed above, however these are the notable names.
San Franciscos return units were a trainwreck this past season. How do you repair that? By signing the finest kick returner in the NFL. Patterson has actually led the league in kick return yardage the previous 2 seasons. The Bears also utilized Patterson as a running back and occasional receiver this previous season. Im sure Kyle Shanahan might discover ways to get Patterson included on offense.
Addressing the center position is a must, and the simplest connection for Shanahan would be to generate the center who helped him get to the Super Bowl in 2016. Ever since, Mack has just missed 2 starts in five seasons. Hes not the same All-Pro gamer, however Mack is an instantaneous upgrade at center and already knows the offense. At 35, Macks price shouldnt be expensive.
Reddick is the reward of this free-agent class for San Francisco. Offering Reddick a heavily-incentivized contract in Year 1 while offering him enough guaranteed money to sign ought to do the trick.
” Hey, Haason, how would you like to rush the passer opposite of Nick Bosa for the next 3 seasons while doing so with a lead? Did I include that youll be 1-on-1 the entire time? Oh, and youll play Arizona twice, the exact same team that squandered the very first 3 years of your profession. Sound good?”
Griffen is a depth signing who would probably sign for the veteran minimum as hes chasing after a chance to win all of it. Johnson changes D.J. Jones in the middle while Williams changes KWaun.
Were unable to sign someone to start opposite of Verrett since we included Reddick. We likewise devalued in the slot as P.J. isnt on the same level as Kwaun. Youre not going to sign 11 All-Pros in an offseason, and this is the threat you take heading into the draft.
Who gets traded?
Over the weekend, the Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford agreed to mutually part methods. In this circumstance, the 49ers trade the No. 12 general pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, plus a 21 and 22 third-round offsetting choice to obtain Stafford.
The 49ers have the upper-hand as choice No. 12 has more value than anything Washington or Indianapolis might provide. They will if San Francisco wants to get this done.
After stopping working to trade Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco is forced to waive Jimmy G, and he is complimentary to sign anywhere. After landing Stafford, which would occur on the very first day of the league new year, March 17, the 49ers re-work Staffords contract to provide enough wiggle space to land Williams and Verrett.
San Francisco currently came out ahead roughly $4 million after acquiring Stafford and releasing Garoppolo, but the contract restructure adds a couple of more million that the 49ers desperately need.
Ive heard it all when it comes to Stafford. The 49ers offensive line is substantially much better than Detroits. Stafford had to deal with more unblocked rushers in the three video games I viewed this previous season than either 49er quarterback did all season.
It doesnt injure that Stafford knows how to buy time in the pocket:

Stafford has never ever had anything near to a salvageable run video game throughout his time in Detroit, either. Comparing his scenario with the Lions to any other QB is worthless as Detroit has shown to be one of the most inept franchises in the NFL.
Stafford would make the skill gamers around him better. I seem like that has actually to be said. He d offer guys opportunities to make plays that the current quarterbacks on the roster would not.
Who gets prepared?
Stafford deserves a first-round pick. Hes turning 33. You d believe he had one year left in him the way some have discussed Stafford. If San Francisco were to get 4-5 years of Stafford, they win the trade, and were recalling at how this deal is highway burglary in 2 years.
In the 2nd round, you better discover somebody that might cover. Im buying Syracuses cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu. Hell go far for himself today at the Senior Bowl, and taking him in the second round will look like a gift rather than a reach after this week.
With my Day 3 picks, Im continuing to buy wide receivers, offensive line, and pass rushers. Ive found my developmental job if a QB like Kellen Mond falls to the 4th round that I like.
Outlook
I choose this circumstance to the. While a Garoppolo/Lance pairing is great, you have a sure thing in Stafford. You understand what youre getting. There is no “hope.” Suppose the 49ers go into the draft “hoping” to choose a quarterback, that wishful thinking has a better opportunity to backfire on them than any other outcome.
Losing Bourne means youre betting on Jalen Hurds health or Richie James or even a Day 3 wideout in the draft to produce. Losing Juice implies Ross Dwelley, Charlie Woerner, or UDFA Josh Hokit would require to do the heavy-lifting at fullback.
We upgraded the protective line where Arik Armstead is now the third-best pass rusher. Presuming Javon Kinlaw takes the next step, I d be delighted with this defensive line and positive that they d safeguard my secondary.
It all comes back to the quarterback. Thats not occurring once again, and the 49ers understand that. Stafford offers San Francisco a chance to win now, later on, and do so without mortgaging the future and gutting the lineup.
The 49ers will be competitive next season no matter who is under center, thanks to the skill thats already on the lineup. Competitive isnt the goal, though. Stafford is the best of all worlds and takes this group, not the offense, team, to another level.

Ive heard it all when it comes to Stafford. Stafford had to deal with more unblocked rushes in the 3 games I watched this previous season than either 49er quarterback did all season.
You d believe he had one year left in him the way some have actually talked about Stafford. If San Francisco were to get 4-5 years of Stafford, they win the trade, and were looking back at how this deal is highway break-in in 2 years.
Stafford gives San Francisco a chance to win now, later on, and do so without mortgaging the future and gutting the roster.

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