Originally posted by Kolohe:
So where in there states that his value is 2nd or 3rd round??
Also wanna bet he won't be traded for a 2nd or 3rd round pick??
Sure, I'd offer a 30 day ban bet but you're a mod so that kind of screws things up somewhat.
Bottomline, the 49ers cannot possibly get better value for Alex at anytime other than this year, the free agent market is bone dry, the draft is weak, there's not a single QB that looks like they are capable of being an immediate starter. Guys can talk about trade markets and all that, but the reality of the situation is that these GM's will look at the possibility of starting a rookie who isn't ready to go from Day 1, or taking a flyer on a scrub veteran that will only piss off the fan base....and as a result, they will up the ante and do what it takes to secure a legitimate starting QB such as Alex.
It's all a game right now, just as the 49ers are talking tough about not having to cut Alex, other teams are bluffing about not being interested or having plenty of other options at QB, when in reality, they are, and they don't. People on here snickered when Jed York talked about holding on to Alex, a definite bluff, but yet some are willing to accept at face value what other teams are communicating through various sources, no more less of a bluff than what York stated.
Eventually the compensation will fall into a range where both parties end up feeling that the transaction will be worthwhile and beneficial to both. Ultimately, I see a late 2nd to mid 3rd round pick for Alex and possibly more.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 14, 2013 at 20:17:29 ]