The NFL trade deadline is approaching and while the 49ers are likely done making some acquisitions, they have some chances to offload a quarterback. There have been reports linked to both backup quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens and Beathard’s story is starting to pick up some steam.
On Sunday, Matt Maiocco reported that teams were offering a sixth round pick for Beathard, but the 49ers were not inclined to do the deal with the deadline approaching. As far as if this is the right compensation is up to you. On the radio Monday, Adam Schefter hinted that the Bears would trade Taylor Gabriel straight up for Beathard.
So guess what? It’s time to play armchair G.M. What would you put for Beathard’s trade price?
Beathard has starter experience and isn’t afraid to take a hit. In fact that’s his biggest problem: he takes sacks. His pocket awareness isn’t the greatest in this regard as well. Beathard does have a cheap contact that comes to an end in 2020. If a team wished to re-up they certainly could.
The question is what is a backup quarterback of Beathard’s experience worth? He was taken in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and it’s safe to say no team is going to give up a third-round pick for a backup with one year left on their contract, much less one that has some history beathard has. A fourth for Beathard could be a bit steep as well.
A fifth seems like a fair trade. One team gets an experienced NFL quarterback that can spell your starter for a few games and comes cheap in 2020, the 49ers get an additional fifth-round pick. A sixth might be where the negotiations end, just given who Beathard is.
So what would your price for Beathard be if you were John Lynch. Would you bite the bullet and take the sixth? Or would you not budge unless there was more adequate compensation.
What would you take as adequate compensation for quarterback C.J. Beathard
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