The San Francisco 49ers weren’t going to brush aside the alternative of procuring Aaron Rodgers. Popular manger John Lynch had no space explaining their map of making an strive to commerce for the reigning Most Treasured Player.
“You are talking about the MVP of our league closing Twelve months,” Lynch said on a conference call with reporters. “And I develop no longer know about you guys, but to me, when the MVP of the league would possibly per chance more than likely be on hand, and I didn’t know that, I am true discovering out the tea leaves true love everybody else and asserting, ‘Preserve on, is one thing going on right here?’ Yeah, we inquired and it used to be a transient in to the conversation, it wasn’t going down.”
The 49ers had a backup thought true in case the Green Bay Packers said no (they did), the No. 3 overall do away with within the draft. San Francisco outmoded the do away with to secure interplay North Dakota Insist quarterback Trey Lance, who grew to turn out to be the main FCS quarterback picked within the give up 5 since Carson Wentz in 2016.
Lynch said he used to be going to defer to switch coach Kyle Shanahan’s input on what quarterback the 49ers drafted, which is how San Francisco ended up picking Lance. Shanahan used to be enamored by Lance’s “pure ability to play the role” and the device he had the “scramble and skillset” where San Francisco did no longer must develop him a runner.
Within the 48 hours main as much as the draft, it regarded love the 49ers didn’t know what they had been doing. There used to be a manner within the back of the madness, particularly when Rodgers would possibly per chance in actual fact land within the Bay Dwelling.
“We felt love we had been in a diverse space to, no 1, discover out for the finest interests, since you never know what goes on to happen,” Lynch said. “Who knows, the MVP of the league would possibly per chance turn out to be on hand. We felt love that used to be our accountability. We had been ready to withhold it that manner. That is somewhat chilly because, yet again, I steered you about what a diverse deal that used to be for the player (Lance). I hold he’la infinitum do now not fail to take into accout that. I love surprises. So, I believed it used to be colossal that we had been to withhold it in-house.”