So lets trade a 1st rounder for a #3 receiver? Because that is what Gordon would be be until he learned the O and/or we let go/traded Boldin or Crabtree....
Last season I was admittedly part of the Mike Wallace trade bandwagon but that was before it become painfully obvious that only 3 people will be targeted when Kaepernick is running this O that HaRo has created.
Say we did sign Boldin to a respectable 2-3 year deal, Crabtree plays out 2014, and we've traded for Gordon who by the end of the 2014 would need an extension because he's an FA after 2015.
So now we've got Boldin inked for 1-2 more years and then have to choose between if not sign both Crabtree and Gordon to probably top10/15 money(Crabtree), top 5 money(Gordon).
Add that to the insanity of picking between Iupati, Hunter, Miller, Kilgore(supposed center of the future), Culliver, and even Dorsey.
Then absolutely needing to sign Aldon and Kaepernick...
So by 2015 we'd have to be paying Kaepernick top 5-10 QB money, Aldon top 5 OLB money, Crabtree top 10 WR money, Gordon top 5 WR money plus the salaries of Willis, Bowman, Vernon, Staley and many more.
Our team can't afford to pay that many new top contracts when we've already got several others making top tier money.
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 23, 2014 at 7:27 AM ]