Good morning folks. The recent news that the Chicago Bears may allow Alshon Jeffery to hit the open market is one of the more interesting pieces of news over the past few days. Jeffery is certainly an intriguing player and he would fit a Chip Kelly offense well ... but I personally think it's not a smart move to go after him.
The reason is simple: Jeffery has the potential to be a No. 1 receiver, but right now, his concerns make that seem unlikely. If the 49ers manage to land Jeffery, then they would essentially have to No. 2 receivers in Jeffery and Torrey Smith. The 49ers need a No. 1 receiver at this point, and the worst thing that could happen is them getting into a bidding war over Jeffery, who will certainly get a huge deal on the open market.
A receiver is a big need, but I think the 49ers are going to have to finally hit on one early in the draft to fix their woes. Nothing else will suffice. Onto the links!
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