Why Plaxico rejected 49ers

In Matt Maiocco’s latest article he argues there are two main reasons the 49ers can’t sign an impact wide receiver like Plaxico Burress:

  1. No recent winning tradition.
  2. No proven quarterback.

I agree with Matt, but here’s my question for you. Which reason plays a bigger factor in the 49ers striking out with Burress?

I’m saying the second one, the one about the quarterback is the main reason. A good quarterback and receiver tandem can create a winning tradition. I don’t think Plaxico, or any top wide receiver free agent, feels he can create greatness receiving passes from Alex Smith. For Burress, Mark Sanchez was a more exciting option.

What do you think?


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