Why is Roman so motivated to feature Crabtree?

What do you think Greg Roman’s motivation is for featuring Michael Crabtree over Vernon Davis and Mario Manningham in the 49ers pass game?

Is it:

  1. Roman believes Crabtree is the best receiver on the team and one of the best receivers in the NFL.
  2. People in the organization are invested in Crabtree’s success. They drafted him in the first round in 2009. The people who drafted Vernon Davis in 2006 are no longer in the organization, but the people who drafted Crabtree are. If Crabtree can finally live up to the expectations of being a top draft pick, a lot of members of the 49ers front office will look smart and their stock will go up.
  3. Crabtree really is the best receiver on the team and one of the best receivers in the NFL.

I think it’s a combination of 1 and 2. What do you think?

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