The 49ers are the most talented team in the NFL. Baalke and company have drafted well, and our recent success shows the talent. The problem with too much talent is that we cannot keep all of our talent (see Goldson, Walker). With that said, who do we extend in the coming weeks, months, or year?
Since we will definitely extend Kaepernick, I will remove him from the list of our young stars, thus, leaving four: Iupati, Davis, Crabtree, Aldon Smith. I figure we can only extend one or two of them due to the restraints of the salary cap. So, here is my priority list:
1. Aldon Smith if he keeps his head on his shoulders. When we don't have a pass rush our whole D struggles.
2. Anthony Davis: gotta have good pass protection to protect our franchise QB.
3. Iupati: great if we could keep him for establishing an excellent future for our running game.
4. Crabtree: has done SO well, but we are more a run based attack -- 10-11 million to keep him would be a lot.
Anyway, I am interested to see your priority list, their potential price tags, and if you would add anyone to the list.