Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Alex Smith and Rogers. It's not even close. A good QB and a Pro-Bowl CB >>>>>>>> Pro-Bowl Safety. I'd like to keep all 3 though.
Rogers will be 31. Goldson is 27. CB's drop off fast after a certain age. Rogers will command huge money on the open market. Goldson being a safety will get a high but reasonable contract. Long term for the team Goldson makes more sense. I'd like to keep all 3 also though.
I agree with everything you said, but Rogers is a complete CB and can play zone or man. Few CBs can play both effectively and he relies on his route recognition skill and instincts rather than speed and quickness. Rogers is sort of like poor man's Charles Woodson. He can play at a high level for another 4-5 years. Also, he entered the league a little late, so he doesn't have the same wear-and-tear on his body as other CBs who entered the league at 21-22. Rogers will command big bucks in FA and it's because he plays CBs. Even if he can play next 3 years at a high level, we can structure the deal where we can cut him after 3-4 years.
Goldson played amazing against the Giants, and I'm on board with you for franchising him or even putting a transition tag on him. I'd like to see if he can play at a high level for another year before handing him a long-term deal. I'd like to see him curb the mental mistakes that lead to big plays ie. knowing when to be aggressive and when to play safe.
Alex is obviously the no.1 target.