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Free agency preview: Could JuJu Smith-Schuster be a target for the 49ers?

Benjamin Allbright joins us on today’s podcast to discuss all of the rumors related to the 49ers and who they could potentially be interested in once free agency begins

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Free agency will be here before you know it. The San Francisco 49ers figure to prioritize LT Trent Williams. After that, everything is a guessing game. On Today’s episode, NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright joins us to tackle some QB rumors, who the Niners could be interested in once free agency begins, and a whole lot more.

  • We start with Sam Darnold because why wouldn’t we? NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was on KNBR Friday morning saying ‘not to expect the 49ers to be in on Sam Darnold.
  • Ben mentions Marcus Mariota as a potential backup option
  • He talks about the 49ers being frustrated with Jimmy Garoppolo and how much interest there is regarding Jimmy G around the league
  • How aggressive teams right out of the gate in free agency, and why the mid-tier free agents won’t get the money they expect
  • Ben believes the 49ers would be interested in a free agent receiver and name drops Juju Smith-Schuster as a potential pairing for the 49ers
  • Why four QBs will go in the top-eight of the draft, and if you’re looking for someone not named Mac Jones, you’ll have to move up
  • Does Shanahan have Zach Wilson QB1?
  • Valuation vs. Evaluation
  • McGlinchey/N’Keal Harry rumors
  • A Deebo Samuel bomb — Ben said he doesn’t believe the 49ers would bring Samuel back for a second contract and that the coaching staff is cooler on Samuel than the media
  • Russell Wilson and making fun of the Seahawks