Kyle’s update 2:20: It sounds like it’s the Eagles that is the team involved:
Source is telling me the Eagles are involved in the discussions for Marquise Goodwin. https://t.co/C9qvLA6xi6— Natalie Egenolf (@NatalieEgenolf) April 23, 2020
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that she spoke to San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch Thursday morning. Lynch said: There’s a lot of interest in his two picks (13, 31). He added, “but we don’t currently have a deal in place, but there’s still ample time.” Lynch said, but if there’s a difference-maker at their picks, “we’ll stand pat.”
Anderson also spoke to Lynch about two receivers: “Since WR CeeDee Lamb told me he spoke to 49ers receiver coach Wes Welker, I asked GM John Lynch about his profile for a WR. He told me he doesn’t want to specify, but re Marquise Goodwin, he said, “we’re trying to find Marquise a good home. That is something that could happen today.”
The first part is what Lynch told media members on Monday. Lynch was also open about moving Goodwin, and confirming once more means Goodwin is likely as good as gone. If the 49ers trade Marquise with a post-June-1 designation, the team saves $4.2 million in cap savings. On April 19, a report came out that teams are interested in Goodwin. I followed up with that in the comments with the Vikings and Patriots looking for a veteran wideout, and some of you doubted it when I mentioned Goodwin would have suitors. Remember, if the 49ers trade Goodwin, it doesn’t have to be for a premium pick. It could be a conditional late-round pick. Matt Maiocco tweeted that the 49ers have given Goodwin and his reps permission to speak to interested teams about negotiating a new contract.
I love the fact that Lynch came out and said he’s looking for a good landing spot for Goodwin. That’s how you treat your players, and other players notice those types of gestures.