John Lynch says it would take something “extremely worthwhile” to trade down

Apr 24, 2017 at 2:33 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers currently have only two quarterbacks on their roster so there is a need to add more. Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley were signed as free agents during the first couple days of free agency in March. While Hoyer is penciled in as the opening day starter for the 2017 season, neither is viewed as a long-term solution at the position.

Steve Wyche of NFL Network spoke to 49ers general manager John Lynch on Monday and the two discussed the quarterback position and the possibility of San Francisco trading down from the second overall pick.

"Kyle and I are both huge believers that that position is critical to get where we want to get," Lynch told Wyche. "We're very happy with Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley and we get to see them on the field tomorrow for the first time and we're excited for that. But I can tell you that we both agree that you're always looking at that position because it's just something you do in this league. To be special, I think you have to be special at that position."

Lynch went on to confirm that the 49ers have been fielding calls from teams interested in the number two pick. While Lynch does not know which positions the interested teams are looking at, it's possible that a quarterback might be in their sights.

Would the 49ers be interested in trading the selection? Many believe that the team wants to move down in the draft and acquire more picks, but Lynch said that they are zeroing in on their selection with the number two pick.

"I can tell you that when we do, we're all going to feel real passionate so it's going to have to be something extremely worthwhile to get us to leave it," Lynch said. "Because I think at that pick, what you're looking for is a cornerstone, game changing player and I believe those exist in this draft. I believe we're close to zeroing in on exactly who that is and when we do, there's going to be great passion involved. But I think not to listen would be foolish as well."

The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night from Philadelphia.





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