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Shanaplan: The 49ers have been doing their homework on QBs in the draft

Kyle Posey and Akash Anavarathan discuss that and more in today’s episode

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The great Bill Walsh once allegedly said that you should draft a quarterback every year. The 49ers have not followed The Genius’s advice much lately -but that may change this year. Twitter was abuzz over the weekend when reports surfaced about VP of Player Personnel Adam Peters attending the BYU and Alabama games, presumably to scout quarterbacks Zach Wilson and Mac Jones, respectively.

Despite seven games to go in 2020, the fan base’s eyes have already moved towards the offseason, where another quarterback decision looms large. With the news of Peters scouting signal-callers, is it safe to say the team has their eyes on that spot as well?

“In 2017, when the 49ers had the opportunity to get Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes, they punted on it. For whatever reason,” Akash said, “But this season they know it’s an area of need, and they’re trying to address it whichever way possible...That’s all you can ask for as a 49ers fan because you know that whatever decision they make, it’ll be informed based on seeing all these guys in person.”

Nothing is ever going to erase the pain that comes from knowing they could have had the quarterback that stole victory from the jaws of defeat in Super Bowl LIV. Still, a rookie quarterback would energize the fan base and potentially allow the offense to blossom in a way that we haven’t seen under Jimmy Garoppolo.

Listen to the full episode of The Shanaplan to get a more detailed breakdown of Zach Wilson, as well as Kyle and Akash’s midseason awards, thoughts on Takk McKinley, and reaction to the comments from DeForest Bucker about his offseason trade.

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