49ers Free Safety Dashon Goldson appeared on "The Rise Guys" show on 95.7FM The Game. Check out the audio, especially the part early on where Goldson, a free agent, says he's sure the 49ers want him back. He goes on to say they've expressed how much they want him back.
Ok, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out Goldson had a good year and was a playmaker. Of course the 49ers want him back. The other side of the coin is that telling the world how much San Francisco wants him back could raise his price tag to other teams...and then raise it with the 49ers, too.
If teams feel the 49ers are going to be aggressive in trying to retain Goldson, they'll have to offer more to sweeten the deal. After all, he is part of the NFL's top defense (arguably) and has played his whole career in SF with most of these same guys. Goldson and Donte Whitner are among the NFL's best safety duo and the two are said to be great friends.
Once the 49ers get wind that the price has been raised, they'll have to counter in some way, shape, or form. Of course, the 49ers could franchise Goldson, and it's looking like they may have to if they don't want to get into a bidding war on a mega deal. Bottom line is that either way it serves to line Goldson's pockets.
The only question that may remain is: Will Goldson be the same player after a multi-year contract?
Only time will tell.