So the 49ers were interested in Marcus Peters and then the Rams made an offer and then we found out that was all the 49ers had—interest. It says a lot if the 49ers lost a bidding war or were not even a part of the conversation on the player, it also says a lot if they were actively stepping aside. It seems like the latter.
Maybe passing on Peters is a bad idea, maybe the 49ers should have offered the farm to get him. Right now though, they took a look, said “not worth it” and walked away. Even if it’s a bad decision, that’s fine. It would have been worse if they looked and then got aggressive in the trade only to lose (a’la the Browns with Jimmy Garoppolo).
Of course Peters going to the Rams doesn’t sit well. That just made a good defense even better. The good part is the Rams will have a lot of extensions to make in the coming years, and just lost a bunch of picks (reports say it’s a haul—though what isn’t stated). So maybe they are good for the short term, but with 40k in cap space and a future mortgaged, one may wonder what happens in later drafts.
Then again, Trent Baalke loves his draft picks and we see where that got us.
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