Originally posted by Jakemall:All of this.
Originally posted by kemp_j:
Originally posted by lamontb:
He was better off not even commenting on the subject. Props for trying to boosts Smith's confidence but we all know they were doing way more than evaluating. This is just coach talk. .
Exactly what I was thinking. I would rather he not even bring it up. What he said was a little contradictive to me. He finally said they wanted them both.
Ok, I can believe that, but to say the 9ers didn't persue Manning is walking a thin line between the truth and untruth. Either the 9ers wanted Manning or they didn't.
My vote goes to they wanted Peyton and Alex.
I think that was in response to the Panther LB saying that Alex would have been gone if Manning had come to town. So the HC was defending his QB.
As for the rest of it. I can believe that Alex would still have received a low balled offer if Manning had come and that there would have been a legit competition for starting QB..which I believe Manning would have won. I think Alex is a good qb and getting better but Manning will go down in the history books as one of the best ever to play the game. I also believe that while 90 Million might have been the starting offer, the 9ers could have low balled Manning too knowing that they had a SB ready team that didn't "need" Peyton Manning. While, I'm sure the offer would have approached the number...I would be shocked if the Baalke didn't have some kind of bail-out clause or refused to give the kind of guaranteed money that Manning was looking for.
Breaking:The San Francisco 49ers 2017 NFL Draft selections