The San Francisco 49ers met with at least three quarterbacks during the course of the 2016 NFL Combine. Dak Prescott confirmed on Thursday that he met with the 49ers Wednesday evening. Since then, Eric Branch has reported the team met with Paxton Lynch, and Cam Inman learned that Jared Goff met with the team as well.
None of these visits is surprising. The 49ers have a potential need for a quarterback, and if they are going to invest in a quarterback, they need to be as certain as possible about the player. They may decide to go in a different direction with the first round pick, but if they were to invest in Goff, Lynch, or Wentz in particular, they need to do as much due diligence as possible. There is no word yet on if they met with Wentz.
Lynch likely requires a little more due diligence due to some medical issues. He actually had to push back his Combine press conference a day because his medical check took longer than expected. A bone was apparently floating around in his shoulder, and it popped up in his x-ray. Here's what he said about the issue:
"I had an issue with my left knee and my right knee and an issue with my AC joint. When I hurt my AC joint back in my redshirt sophomore year of college in Cincinnati, I didn't realize that I had, I think they said it was just a small fracture in my clavicle. So that popped up on the X-ray, but it was healed. But there was just some like piece of the bone I guess just floating around in there. So it spooked a team or two, I think, and that's why they requested the MRIs and all that. But I mean I didn't miss a game or a practice or a single throw 'cause of it, and none of those injuries bother me today. I'm 100 percent, so I was more than willing to do what they need me to do."