Originally posted by adrenaline:
I personally wouldn't franchise Whitner and draft a SS presumably to eventually start in the same year. Yes, Whitner can play another year and teach the younger backs but I think six million is too much. 49ers could get a vet for cheaper. Let the young guns play.
There's good depth in the free agency market for safeties, but I think getting Whitner for one more year for $6mil isn't that bad.. He was a leader on the defense this year and it also forces him to play in another contract year