The 49ers just announced they’ve traded their sixth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore’s sixth-round pick and center Jeremy Zuttah.
Here’s a statement about Zuttah from John Lynch: “Kyle and I are firm believers that competition brings out the best in everyone. We also believe that you can never have enough good offensive linemen, and Jeremy has certainly proven to be a very talented player having earned a Pro Bowl selection last season.”
Zuttah turns 31 in June, his contract expires after the 2018 season and the Ravens were planning on releasing him even though he’s relatively inexpensive. This is another questionable move by Lynch and Kyle Shanahan. How many veteran tone-setting mentors does a last-place team need? I give this trade a D-minus.