Breaking: George Kittle, John Lynch issue statements after tight end officially signs contract extension with 49ers
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports


Barrows discusses whether or not the 49ers might consider trading Matt Breida

Mar 30, 2020 at 7:51 PM--


It was a little bit of a surprise to see the San Francisco 49ers place second-round tenders on two of their restricted free agents — Matt Breida and Kendrick Bourne. It meant more money for each player heading into 2020, and if another team remains interested, it would need to surrender a second-round draft pick to acquire either.

Matt Barrows of The Athletic joined KNBR on Monday and explained why whispers from around the league might have forced the 49ers to use a higher-than-expected tender on Breida, and potentially the reason for Bourne, too.

Of course, the other option would have been to use an original-round tender. Both were initially signed as undrafted free agents.

The topic of discussion surrounded San Francisco's current tradable equity. The 49ers own two first-round draft picks but lack another selection before the fifth round. They would obviously like that to change.

"That was a bit of a surprise," Barrows said of Breida's second-round tender. "I thought it would be the original-round tender, just given their depth at running back. But the second-round tender was sort of a signal that they knew that there were other teams that would be sniffing around Breida. Ostensibly, they know the teams that are interested in him."

Barrows goes on to point out that the Philadelphia Eagles were rumored to be interested in Breida last year. The reporter for The Athletic wonders if there might have been similar interest this year.

"I don't know what they would get for him," Barrows continued. "It might not be a second-rounder, and you can assume it wouldn't be because that team would just sign him away and then give the 49ers a second-rounder, if that were the case. But I think the 49ers would take less than that for him — a third- or fourth-rounder, perhaps."

Barrows fully expects the 49ers to at least partially fill the void between rounds one and five. Whether that will be by trading away Breida remains to be seen.

Many felt Breida would likely be back with the team when the second-round tender was placed on him. The running back didn't want to assume anything, repeating the words of his teammate, Bourne, after both were tendered, and saying on Twitter, "Let's see what happens."

You can listen to the entire conversation with Barrows below.






More San Francisco 49ers News



Barrows: 49ers considering cardboard cutouts of fans at Levi's Stadium

By David Bonilla
Aug 11, 2020

How much would you pay for a virtual representation of yourself at Levi's Stadium during San Francisco 49ers games? After all, it's very unlikely that Santa Clara County will allow you to attend a game in person this season. You've seen Major League Baseball's cardboard cutouts of fans in stadium seats — and it's still strange to behold. The Niners are considering it too, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. The 49ers beat writer was asked during a recent mailbag whether or not fans will be allowed to purchase similar cutouts, which would take their place in the Levi's Stadium seats. "To

Read the Full Article


Transcript: Jimmy Garoppolo discusses COVID-19, his play, Jerick McKinnon, 49ers additions, Tom Brady

By Site Staff
Aug 4, 2020

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters via a video conference call today, as the team begins training camp amid a pandemic. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. It seemed like the 49ers doubled down on yards-after-the-catch guys in the Draft. And then just yesterday with TE Jordan Reed. I was wondering if that caught your eye also and what are your impressions of the new pass catchers that have been added to the mix this season? "Yeah, it's been a productive offseason, just you know, getting new guys, the guys that we've already had, working with them and even getting some guys back from injuries. So, it's a great group. It's

Read the Full Article


'Bad mo-fo' Raheem Mostert discusses 49ers' mindset, confidence that they can win Super Bowl

By David Bonilla
Aug 5, 2020

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, armed with a reworked contract, is ready to take on the 2020 season. And yes, he will be playing, in case there was any doubt. Mostert confirmed during a video conference call today that he will not opt-out of the upcoming season as the NFL prepares to play amid a pandemic. Mostert has a lot to prove, after all, and he feels he and his teammates have the right mindset to respond to February's Super Bowl defeat. "I just want to go out there and be dominant," Mostert told reporters. "When I step out onto that field, I want everybody to say, 'That's a bad mo-fo. Here's somebody that we can't take lightly.' I want to put fear in other teams' eyes. That's my mindset. "Even when I'm playing gunner, I just

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone