Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I'd argue that right tackle is easier to replace than a top-shelf LG or a true #1 WR.
I think Anthony might be the better player. Iupati might have been better his rookie year than last year. Will gladly take either one though.
Like you guys said I think the plan is to have Goodwin, Haralson, Whitner, Rogers and possibly Frank/Justin off the books. Work on re-signing our guys this season, next offseason and through the 2014 season.
If we sign these 1-2 year players we are going to draft some rookies to let them develop and then they will be ready to go in 2014 or 2015 when the vets are gone.
Edit And out of Kap, Davis, Iupati, Aldon and Crabtree I'd say we lose 1 for sure... the other would be tagged and probably let go the next offseason if we can't afford him. Kendall Hunter and Bruce Miller could be other guys to worry about but not on the same scale obviously. I'd like to get T Brown after this year. Manningham, Whitner and Justin are the other big ones. Whitner is probably gone and Manningham I like but would rather save the money. We will see.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 13, 2013 at 8:51 AM ]