If you’ve been without internet Monday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers traded star player DeForest Buckner to the Colts for the No. 13 overall pick in the draft. From a business decision, it makes sense considering how much cap space the 49ers have tied in their defensive linen as well. Adding another $21 million wasn’t going to be feasible. Taking the fan glasses off, the move made sense, if Buckner wasn’t going to move off wanting “Aaron Donald money.”
The emotional side of it is a different story. You can look at the business part of it and understand why the 49ers had to make a move. You can look at Buckner’s impact on the field and in the locker room where he was loved and be upset. Both of these things are allowed to happen. When we voted for the best players on the roster over the summer, Buckner was No. 1. The lowest person on staff had him at No. 4, but everyone else had Buck as the top guy.
Here is the reaction from the 49ers players to losing Buckner:
this one hurts but couldn’t be happier for someone I look up to for being the pro/person he is, gotta take care of the fam! All love brodie https://t.co/mrWDO6S75o— Fred Warner (@fred_warner) March 16, 2020
My dawg! Ima miss the celebrations! Congrats on the New Bag https://t.co/l3jBF4pT9W— Kwon Alexander (@kwon) March 16, 2020
Nooooooooooooooooooo— DJ Jones (@djjones_44) March 16, 2020
I want to thank the 49ers Organization for taking a chance on me 4 years ago. You’ve given me the opportunity to live my dream and start my own legacy. It’s been one hell of a journey, from 2-14 my rookie year to the Super Bowl this past season... https://t.co/IJzEU8R8hw— DeForest Buckner (@DeForestBuckner) March 16, 2020