Good morning everyone. It seems like everything has shifted from talk about a potential Colin Keapernick trade to talk about the San Francisco 49ers potentially landing cornerback Josh Norman. For what it's worth, I think Norman is a great player and the 49ers would be lucky to have him but I think there are a few issues with all of this.
For starters, Norman wants insane money, and is only a couple seasons away from turning 30. The reported numbers are on the low end of a franchise quarterback and if the 49ers are going to compete any time soon, I simply don't want them to have that contract come up and be an issue two-three years down the line.
Secondly, it appears to be down to the 49ers and Washington and while thinking about this yesterday I came upon the realization that were I in Norman's shoes, I absolutely would rather play for that team than the 49ers. That was a sobering realization, given how much I personally dislike Washington as a franchise.
And finally ... it would just suck for Norman. The money would help, but the 49ers are bad and there's no reason to dump this kind of money on a guy whose best years are clearly the next two-three in front of him. But that's just where I'm coming from. Onto your links for the day!
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