San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch took Martin Mayhew, Adam Peters, and Rich Scangarello on a road trip this past week to do some quarterback evaluation. Prior to the trip, he had said the team would check out North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, and also conduct a semi-private workout with Clemson’s DeShaun Watson.
Lynch mentioned the three trips in his sit-down with Steve Wyche on NFL Network Monday afternoon. He did not get into much detail, but he did talk about the value of being able to look at all three quarterbacks back-to-back-to-back for comparison purposes. And considering the 49ers needs at quarterback, it certainly makes sense.
I still am curious where Kyle Shanahan factors into all of this. He remained in the Bay Area breaking down film and preparing for the offseason workout program. At the Stanford Pro Day, he said he and Scangarello will handle the private workouts, but even with that he said it would not necessarily be both of them at each one.
I mention this because one would think he will have significant say in whether or not the 49ers want to invest in any of this year’s quarterbacks. Shanahan likely met with all of the quarterbacks with whom they were interested at the Combine, so he might just figure the film work on the QBs is the most important thing right now. It makes sense, but it is still interesting to see how the 49ers spend their time evaluating each of the prospects.