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if we could pull this off, then that all but seals the deal on not drafting a wr in the first round IMO
Originally posted by yung_prophet_one:
Rumor has it that we are interested in trading for Evan engram of the giants.. it was also reported we tried to sign Austin hooper.. those TE's are clear #1s and will demand #1 TE money.. so my question is why are we in the market for a #1 TE when we have the best TE in the game.. the only thing I can think of is that it is kittles contract year..could we be looking for his replacement a year early and plan on not resigning him?? Or do we plan paying 2 TEs #1 TE money and keeping both guys for the long haul?? I find it hard to believe that we would either trade/not resign kittle but crazier things have happened.. What do you guys think?? Why are we looking for another #1 TE?? And if we do get engram does that mean kittle is gone or do we keep him and have 2 great TEs?? If so do we have the money to invest that much money in one position??

You can pay two tight ends top of market money. They make significantly less than wideouts. In that regard I don't think trading for engram Or Howard effects a kittle deal at all. But engram when healthy makes us deadly.

I doubt they'll trade kittle he's a guy they drafted, and is the best all around player at his position.

Also on a side note I'm glad we didn't sign hooper he's overrated.
Getting Engram would be a big "get" to take pressure off Kittle and give Jimmy yet another reliable receiver who gets open, makes plays and will help keep defenses honest. Question is, what's the cost?
Do the 49ers have a # 1 TE on the Roster? Suswell
  • 9moon
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Engram ain't gonna be happy here... he's young, he's talented, and he's gonna wanna be with a team (Patriots) where he can be a star...

Unless Lynch is planning to trade Kittle (because we wont sign him just like Bucko) along our 13th and 31st to Washington so that we can draft CHASE YOUNG !!!
Dont need Engram for many reasons. Get someone from the draft.

But 49ers need another one to preserve Kittle and create more miss matches.
This is my conspiracy theory. Lynch is a master of keeping contract negotiations down to staying confidential. NO ONE, knew that Buckner wanted too much money and showed no interest in resigning with the 9ers. This shocked me and the world. With mcaffrey getting big $$ I am sure Kittle is looking for the moon and probably deserves it. The problem is the Niners have him for one more year at 2 million ( a higher salary because of his production). They can franchise tage him twice and still he will be cheaper than a contract now.

With all my heart I believe they have traded contrtacts and they are very very far apart. That is the ONLY reason why I think they lookied at Austin Hooper and now Evan Engram.

Kittle was a fifth round pick, as was Brent Jones. very few 1st rounders pan out and dominate. Kelce was a third rounder. The TE out of UCLA can probably be had in round 4, if the niners trade down they can pickhim up then, the portland state TE can be in round 5. Go with the draft and hope they can resign kittle
We need to sign Delanie Walker
Originally posted by Bobdawg78:
Wonder if we could offer something like Goodwin+ 2020 5th round pick? Giants could use Goodwin, and the 5th we got from Denver isn't a bad pick.

they have Golden Tate, Slayton and Sterling Shepard. Don't think adding Goodwin makes sense for them.
I'd ask Tampa if there willing to trade O.J Howard to switch spots from #13 to #14.

  • 9moon
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Originally posted by ModestoNiner33:
I'd ask Tampa if there willing to trade O.J Howard to switch spots from #13 to #14.

...and why would Tampa do that now when they just got a QB who loves to use his TE?? even if I'm OJ, why would I wanna go to SF and be behind Kittle when I can be Kittle here in Tampa w/some guy name Tom at QB..
Originally posted by 9moon:
...and why would Tampa do that now when they just got a QB who loves to use his TE?? even if I'm OJ, why would I wanna go to SF and be behind Kittle when I can be Kittle here in Tampa w/some guy name Tom at QB..

Tampa's the one that said he's on the block. I'm not saying there getting a great return by switching draft spots but if Lynch offers when we're on the clock it's a possibility.
  • cciowa
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i think we should just draft shaun beyer from iowa on day three... we had good luck with kittle so lets go back to that well
Engram isn't a #1 TE. He hasn't proven anything yet. Adding him would be a weapon for sure, but would have almost no effect on Kittle's future IMO.
Kittle loves being a Niner and I'm sure he's not going to ask for boat load of money because he knows that would messed up the team dynamic.
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