Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
I don't think we'll get more than a 5th round pick for Alex
I was thinking 4th round is about right. If the 49ers essentially DIDN'T have to cut him, they could leverage it into something better but teams won't pay a lot if they think there's a chance they can get him outright for nothing. A 4th for the convenience of not having to negotiate and compete for his services sounds just about right.
Exactly, there's no point of teams offering 2nd or 3rd rounders when they can just wait for us to cut him cause they know were going to cut him.
Similar situation with Peyton Manning last year but obviously with a better player and more money. If the Colts cut him by a certain date they saved 20 mill, if we cut Alex by a certain date we get rid of his whole contract.
I wouldn't be surprised if we just straight up cut Alex and let him go wherever he wants to, just to be a little more helpful to Alex
seems like something Baalke and Harbaugh would do.