49ers close to signing Boldin

According to Adam Schefter, the 49ers are close to signing wide receiver Anquan Boldin. “Deal expected to get done,” Schefter tweeted.

What do you expect the parameters of this deal to be?


  1. My guess is that it’s a three year deal on paper but a two year deal when you look at the money. I’ll venture a guess of 3 years 24 million but he only gets paid $6.5 in each of the first two years of the contract leaving a large cut me type payment in the third season. Of the $24 Million 13 will be guaranteed.

  2. I’m just glad he’s coming back…we do, however, still need a speed guy to take the top of the defense…I heard Brandin Cooks ran a 4.30 40…our version of Percy Harvin, without the headaches (pun TOTALLY intended)…

    1. I”m concerned that Greg Roman doesn’t want our offense to have that feature. Was he an offensive lineman himself years ago? It wouldn’t surprise me.

  3. It’s a tough call. He’s arguably the most important FA we bring back, and he’d provide insurance (along with whichever WR we draft) for the potential departure of Crabtree next offseason. He also would ensure we have reliable targets for Kaep in 2014.

    He’s also expensive and such a deal could spell the end of Whitner’s time in SF. With such a strong class of WR’s in this year’s draft—and a weak corps of safeties—the smart money may be on bringing back Whitner and hoping Patton, McDonald, and a top WR from the draft could combine with Crab to fill the Boldin void if we passed on him.

    That’s not going to happen, though. So I’d say $6 mil per would be the ceiling. I’d prefer to go lower with added incentives that could possibly exceed the $6 mil, and hope there’s enough left behind to address the safety situation.

    Question for you all. As much as conventional wisdom says we nab two WRs in the draft (part in need and part due to the opportunity to bring in multiple good receivers), does Boldin’s return make that unnecessary/reduntant? If Patton’s the 3rd option, drafting two WRs makes for a three-way competition (w/Baldwin) for the 4th and 5th options. Do we want to use two picks in the first three or four rounds to fill those spots?

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