Monday afternoon, the 49ers signed one of the worst offensive linemen from one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL — Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Garry Gilliam — to a one-year offer sheet, according to Adam Schefter.
Seahawks’ RFA Garry Gilliam signed offer sheet with 49ers, as @mattbarrows reported. It is a one-year, $2.2 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2017
Gilliam was a restricted free agent, so the Seahawks could have kept Gilliam if they had matched the 49ers’ offer within five days. But Gilliam is terrible, so after less than one day the Seahawks decided not to match the 49ers’ offer, according to Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2017
This signing is fine as long as Gilliam never plays. He most likely will back up Trent Brown at right tackle.