Adam Schefter tweeted an interesting nugget this morning.
Falcons QB Matt Schaub could follow Atlanta OC Kyle Shanahan to SF, per sources. Schaub could be starter, backup or bridge to future SF QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2017
If the Niners sign Schaub, do you think he’d be the starter or the backup? I think he’d be the backup. He’s shot. Signing Schaub would indicate the Niners plan on drafting a quarterback with their first pick — probably Mitch Trubisky. And that would be the first mistake the Niners make under John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan. They should not draft a QB with their first pick. No QB is worthy of that selection.
UPDATE: From Ian Rapoport.
#49ers starting QB could be in the building today. If Kyle Shanahan doesn’t get Kirk Cousins, his targets: Jimmy Garoppolo, then Matt Schaub
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 5, 2017
Garoppolo would likely cost the 49ers a first-round pick and a third- or fourth-round pick — an expensive price for a QB who has started only two games and would have to learn a new system and play with below-average teammates. This trade would make sense if the Niners had good players and were just a QB away from contending, but that ain’t the case. Seems like Shanahan is hunting for a quick fix. Uh oh.