One day into free agency, the 49ers are dialing up moves like Kyle Shanahan sets up opponents on game day. While they might not have made the huge splash some fans were hoping for, everything they’ve done thus far has been smart, calculated, and more importantly, relatively cheap.
What started with Kyle Juszczyk and Emmanuel Moseley has continued with the contracts of Jason Verrett and Sam Ebukam. The 49ers have obviously pegged the market for their free agents correctly and have been able to retain key players on team-friendly deals so far.
Admittedly, this could all go out the window if Trent Williams signs somewhere else, or they give him some sort of crazy contract that pays him 30 million for 10 years, but right now you’ve got to happy with the team’s approach to free agency.
The best teams give themselves options, and that’s exactly what San Francisco has the rest of the offseason. They will probably need to add another corner in the draft, but with Moseley and Verrett under contract, they don’t need to reach in round one. The same can be said for an edge rusher, thanks to the Ebukam deal that allows them the flexibility to look elsewhere should a tremendous player fall into their lap at any point (those of you dreaming of Kyle Pitts at 12, I’m talking to you).
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Other topics in today’s episode
- Juice contract details are excellent for San Francisco
- What John Lynch needs to listen to a character from the movie Rounders
- Happy trails, Kendrick Bourne.