Post training camp 53-man 49ers roster projection

The 49ers have wrapped up their preseason. The next item of business is to trim the roster down to their initial 53-man roster by 1:00 P.M. Tuesday.

San Francisco has a very deep roster. There may be a trade or two which develops. Last year at this time the 49ers sent linebacker Jonas Griffith and a 2022 seventh round pick to the Denver Broncos for a 2022 sixth round pick and a 2023 seventh round pick.  

Here is how I see the roster playing out:

Quarterback (2): Trey Lance, Nate Sudfeld

The 49ers handed the keys of the offense to Trey Lance and gave Nate Sudfeld a $2 million guaranteed contract to serve as his backup.

Brock Purdy was consistent in three preseason games, even pushing Sudfeld for the backup role. It’s likely that he would be able to clear waivers and become a member of the practice squad.

If the 49ers want to ensure Purdy doesn’t land elsewhere, they can keep him on the active roster and waive Sudfeld instead. The guaranteed money given to Sudfeld should be enough for him to stay with the team on the practice squad. As they did last year, the 49ers then would raise Sudfeld to the active roster for game day with Purdy being the inactive quarterback.

Running Back (5): Elijah Mitchell, Kyle Juszczyk, Jeff Wilson Jr., Ty Davis-Price, Jordan Mason

Elijah Michell and Jeff Wilson Jr. have been the best running backs in training camp and look like locks to make the roster.

San Francisco used a third round pick on Davis-Price, making him another lock.

During the preseason games, Jordan Mason has shown himself to be worth of spot on the roster. The undrafted rookie free agent runs hard and is always moving downhill. He’s outperformed Trey Sermon.

Wide Receiver (6): Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray, Malik Turner

The top five receivers have been known since the draft. Veteran Malik Turner gets the final spot due to his ability to play on special teams.

Tight End (3): George Kittle, Charlie Woerner, Ross Dwelley

San Francisco usually carried four tight ends. The versatility of players such as Kyle Juszczyk and Jauan Jennings allows them to go with three and keep depth elsewhere this year. Juszczyk lined up in this role often in 2021, and Jennings has the size necessary to fill the second tight end role in certain packages.

Offensive Line (8): Trent Williams, Aaron Banks, Jake Brendel, Spencer Burford, Mike McGlinchey, Daniel Brunskill, Colton McKivitz, Jaylon Moore

It appears that rookie Spencer Burford will replace Daniel Brunskill at right guard. The UT-San Antonio product has taken every snap with the starters this offseason.

After spending last season on the 49ers practice squad, Colton McKivitz has earned the swing tackle role.

Undrafted rookie free agent Jason Poe has turned a lot of heads during training camp. However, with the 49ers taking only eight linemen he just misses out.

Defensive Line (10): Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Javon Kinlaw, Samson Ebukam, Drake Jackson, Kevin Givens, Charles Omenihu, Kemoko Turay, Jordan Willis, Hassan Ridgeway

San Francisco’s defensive line group is filled with NFL caliber players making the cut down to ten difficult.

Jordan Willis earns the final roster spot over veteran Kerry Hyder Jr. due to his ability to be a core special teams player.

Rookie defensive tackle Kalia Davis will start the season on the NFI list due to an injury he suffered last season at UCF.

Linebacker (5): Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw, Azeez Al-Shaair, Oren Burks, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles

The 49ers have the best group of starting linebackers in the NFL.

The backups are more than capable as well. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles made two starts for San Francisco last season, and Oren Burks joins the 49ers after starting three games.

Undrafted rookie free agent Marcelino McCrary-Ball likely was impressive in training camp. He’ll likely land on the practice squad unless another team scoops him up.

Secondary (9): Charvarius Ward, Emmanuel Moseley, Spencer Womack, Deommodore Lenoir, Ambry Thomas, Talanoa Hufanga, George Odum, Tarvarius Moore, Tashaun Gipson

Jimmie Ward is expected to be placed short term injured reserve and miss the first four weeks of the season. This opens the door for Tashaun Gipson to make the roster.

Spencer Womack will take over in the slot. The rookie is an upgrade over K’Waun Williams in coverage. However, it remains to be seen if he can hold up in the run game as well as the veteran who is now a member of the Denver Broncos.

Jason Verrett will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list. Expect he 49ers to give Verrett plenty of time to get back up to speed.

Special Teams (3): Robbie Gould, Mitch Wishnowsky, Taybor Pepper

The 49ers return all three of their specialists from last season.

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  1. I think this is a pretty fair representation of how things play out for the initial 53, although I would like them to find a way to keep JaMycal Hasty at RB and Jason Poe at OG. I think they should also be looking at signing or trading for a proven veteran interior O-lineman. I’m still concerned about Center and Left Guard.

  2. I believe the 49ers will find a way to keep Hasty and Kroft either on the 53 man roster or the veteran P.S. I also believe Poe will end up on the P.S. I think they may cut Thomas to open a spot for a TE or RB. I also believe Hyder could end up on the vets P.S. Lastly, along with Miller I would not be surprised if the 9ers try out 2 or 3 more FA G’s and C’s before the season starts. Good post Jack

  3. Jack,
    I haven’t seen you on any of G. Cohn’s youtube posts lately. Could it be because you seem to be disagreeing more and more with his views lately? You really seem to be coming into your own. Hopefully more of the old crowd will be returning to the blog. Although I can’t say i’ve missed the political BS that used to overwhelm the football talk around here.

    1. Ditto on Political BS. Got so tiring and repetitive. Glad to see Jack removes it promptly when occasionally it reappears.

    2. Coach,

      I realized that it was almost always me reaching out on Tuesday’s to check if we were doing a show. Eventually I stopped asking.

      Would be great to get everyone back over here.

      Thank you for the positivity.

      1. Jack,
        I come here for football. Grant lost his way when he decided to become an internet influencer.
        Good choice and keep up the good work.

  4. qb interesting idea at qb.
    rb i agree w the 5 however i would look at a player who offer more than knowing the offense like ex homer/dallas. rb are hard to judge given how bad the ol played, there were no holes for rb to hit, D live in the backfield.
    wr i would be ok if they find a trade partner for jennings to improve other position and go w 5 or bring virgil from denver who is likely be cut in denver.
    te i really don’t get why KS love dwelley, it is not the only questionable thing he has done, bal is most likely going to cut Josh Oliver, or trade for Lil’Jordan Humphrey and use him as a big wr/te. kittle and charlie are good blocking TE, they should find one that is a true receiving treat. what they wanted to do w hurd.
    ol if they cut poe he will be picked up and next year they are going to be looking for an iOL just like him, while he is starting for another team. banks/colton will still be here and playing when they should be battling for the 8th spot. moore is clearly no ready, put him on short term ir and look for another OL like Caleb Jones.
    dl looks legit and most likely scenario. if they need assets to trade ebukam has the most value and easier to replaced his production, drake and turay appear as better fit as rusher, i thought ebukam would be great defending mobile qb but he couldn’t catch wilson, that 4.5 speed is not play speed.
    lb seems like a lock. if they need assets to trade al-shaair is another player they can use. DFF and MMB can replaced his snaps that will be less than 50% w defense playing mostly nickle. he like ebukam are FA next year and most likely will not be able to bring them back.
    db i think they keep johnson and he plays any position needed

    trade suggestion, al-shaair for Matt Hennessy, ebukam for Caleb Jones.
    wild idea bring in Joe Reed and try to convert him to a cordarrelle clone, he is bigger than any rb and better receiver too, and offer return ability

  5. Good job, Jack.
    Poe and Mason were my long-shots to make the roster, but because of their UDFA status they were facing a steep uphill climb. That said, I believe that Mason goes to the PS, and Hasty makes the 53 over Mason. Ty Price and Sermon are somewhat similar in their running styles. Mason and Wilson are closer in their running styles – no non-sense north/south runners.

    We had a RB about 5-6 (maybe more) years ago named Kendall Hunter who Hasty reminds me of. Hunter was backing up Frank Gore, but an injury chucked his career. Hunter was the change of pace RB that ran hard given his smaller stature. Hasty runs the same way. I would be surprised if Hasty does not make the roster.
    Poe is another candidate for the PS as well.
    We’ll see how it shakes out in a few days.

      1. Maui Mike,
        I was a fan of Hunter as well. Felt bad when he had to hang it up. Hopefully, Hasty can take the baton and run with it.

  6. Offensive Line (8): Trent Williams, Aaron Banks, Jake Brendel, Spencer Burford, Mike McGlinchey, Daniel Brunskill, Colton McKivitz, Jaylon Moore


  7. I agree with your predictions with the exception of Mason over Sermon given what Shanahan and Lynch have said about Sermon recently.

  8. No Kerry Hyder making this team? SHAME SHAME SHAME! I been telling everybody, don’t sleep on kerry Hyder… And didn’t PFF have Kerry as one of the better defensive linemen from the Texans pre-season game? I think he makes the team.

  9. The 49ers work out 6 players, including 2 OL…(OL John Miller and OL Tyrese Robinson).

    Jack, a couple of Questions:
    A) In your opinion, are either Miller or Robinson a possible upgrade over their current options?
    B) Why has it taken so long for JL and KS to figure out they’ve problems with the O-Line?
    Not only the IOL, but if either TW or McGlinchey get hurt and miss time, they have no competent replacements!

  10. Adam Schefter said today that what ever was going to happen to J.G. it would likely happen tomorrow or the next day. He didn’t say whether he meant a trade or his release but I got the impression he meant his release.

  11. Jimmy G will stay in San Francisco this season under a restructured deal paying $6.5M plus another 500k in roster bonuses according to a long time NFL blowhard. If he somehow manages to play a lot he could make another $9M.

    Likely means they keep him in case Trey gets injured, or another team has an injury at QB and is willing to part with draft picks and has the cap space. There is a no-trade clause so Jimmy can pick and choose. The ultimate goal seems to be to keep him away from Seattle.

    This speaks volumes about Jimmy as well. Seems like at the end of the day it’s about the money more than playing.

    1. Wondering if we can somehow get a third round compensatory pick if/when he leaves next year?

    2. This speaks volumes about Jimmy as well. Seems like at the end of the day it’s about the money more than playing.

      It doesn’t say that at all. It says that JG and his agent realized their weren’t a lot of options out there and none that would put him in a favorable position to have a good year to build up his FA value. Best case scenario for him is if he plays a lot, continues to win games and either gets traded to a team of his choice at the deadline or has more suitors next season. Worst case he sits behind Lance and collects 6.5 mill and signs a one year prove it deal next year. Considering his options were likely signing a low money contract with a team like Seattle, Houston or Cleveland and having to learn a new offense for the first few weeks of the season, this was a pretty good outcome for him.

    3. “WILL SF REGRET KEEPING JIMMY G?” – “49ers’ surprising move to keep the QB will define the 2022 season, for better or worse” – Gary Davenport | Bleacher Report

      – “Jimmy Garoppolo’s Reported Return to 49ers Stuns NFL Twitter, Draws Criticism”

      CBS Sports Senior NFL analyst and columnist – Pete Prisco: “When is Jimmy Garoppolo starting?”

      Matt Maiocco: “Holy @%%*!”

      Marcus Mosher: “Gotta say….this seems like a bad idea, the last thing you want is Trey Lance looking over his shoulder”

      My take: “Hello 49ers 2022 QB Controversy, welcome to the team”

  12. Jimmy G stays as a backup for $6.5 million a year. I predicted this. Management lacks total confidence in Lance. That has always been clear in spite of rhetoric. Jimmy is the best backup in the NFL.

    1. Sudfield to PS. He is not ready to back up anyone. Purdy to PS but he is the second backup.

  13. Keeping JG for 6.5 mill is pure genius. First of all if there are any QB injuries before week eight, they will get no worse than a 3rd round pick and maybe even a 2nd round pick. If they keep him until the end of the season they will get a 3rd round Comp. pick. Most importantly they now have the best back up QB in all of football in case Lance gets hurt. Another advantage this gives the 9ers is it clears about 17 mill of the cap in case they need to make a trade, maybe an O lineman. John Lynch just earned this years salary.

    1. Master move for the 49ers. Must say that it is surprising because I’ve felt all along that Jimmy G’ days as a 49er were done. But at this price, I’m glad that I was wrong. Garoppolo can be a vital piece on many levels, but more importantly as a strong backup and support for Lance.
      There were no serious inquiries from other teams especially for JG as a starter, so this works better for both parties.

    2. Yes well said Old Coach. This is the best scenario that could have happened for the 49ers and it is the most sensible move for both sides.

      The 49ers get major cap savings with the reduced contract unless JG winds up the starter in which case that means Lance either got injured or struggled and we have the best option ready to step in.

      They get back the only QB who Shanahan has consistently won with in a backup role.

      They don’t waste a season in the event Lance gets injured or is ineffective.

      They still free up a large amount of cap space whether JG plays a lot or not. Over 8 mill for sure, and then even if Garoppolo hits all the incentives, they don’t show up until next years cap when a huge increase is expected and they will have a bunch or room to roll over as well.

      The only negative takes I’m reading are that this hurts Lance’s confidence and it will cause a distraction, and all I say to that is who gives a sh*t if it hurts some feelings and reporters ask questions every week. This is a team ready to win a SB now. I never understood just handing the keys to a young kid who hasn’t played a lot of football without having a safety net and now they do. This is a locker room full of high character leaders who will make this work and the team now has security at the most important position.

      Fantastic piece of work by the 49ers.

    3. The one year deal does include a no trade clause. Jimmy would have to approve any mid season trades.

      1. Rollo,
        I imagine if a bottom feeder team loses their QB he would nix the trade but if a potential playoff team’s QB goes down he will jump at the chance

        1. OC, I agree with that Perhaps it will be the Bucs. I am hoping the Niners can work out a trade with Hasty or Sermon to Commanders or Ravens both of whom have RB injuries.

  14. Smart move by the 9ers.
    A championship ready team with all the insurance needed in the most important position.
    If Trey Lance can play like we all hope, then all JG is that veteran presence/experience that will be in the backround to help Trey succeed.
    If Trey gets injured, JG can step in to cover in his absence.
    If Trey faulters and needs more time to mature, then the team has a QB who has taken them to SB.
    A win all the way around.
    Go 9ers!

  15. My only concern about this move is if Lance goes down because he is taking a beating behind this very suspect OL, How long can you expect a very immobile JG to last. We could be seeing Sudfeld or Purdy sooner than any of us would like.

    1. Yeah, but now they have cap space to perhaps bring in some OL help. Admittedly it’s late in the “game” but, restructuring JG, doesn’t really change that much. The OL sucked before the restructure and it still sucks after the restructure. But now there’s more cash available to perhaps pickup a decent OL after league cuts are made.

    2. Coach,
      I’m happy for Jimmy, but is his new restructured contract an open door for other teams (in need of a QB) to come calling?
      His new contract suddenly makes him very attractive no doubt.

      And his no-trade clause does not exempt him from signing with any team. The 49ers can’t trade him, but they can except an offer from perspective teams.

      Two Questions.. If a team makes an reasonable offer for Jimmy G such as a future draft pick, would this be considered a trade?
      How do the 49ers benefit if a team comes after JG?

      1. AES, Niners hold all the cards (and Jimmy as well, he holds the trade veto). If they want Jimmy, they have to meet the ask. I see this as a big middlefinger from JL to all the bottomfeeders who were planning on scooping him up as a free agent with zilch compensation to the Niners.

        1. Thanks Rib,
          Looks like all the benefits of this deal are just upfront with the 49ers re-upping JG at a much more feasible contract.
          Jimmy is only a new cheaper insurance policy
          in the event that Lance is injured.

  16. AES,
    Other teams can’t sign JG he is under contract to the 49ers until somewhere around Feb. Teams can make a trade offer (future draft pick) and the 49ers can trade him but they will need JG’s permission. I posted earlier that if the team making the offer is a bottom feeder JG would likely turn down the trade but if the offer is coming from a team that is a potential playoff team JG would likely give his permission. I’m not sure if I answered your question

    1. Thanks Coach.
      So, the only way Jimmy goes to another team this season comes by his permission. If Jimmy decides to move on to another team before Feb the 49ers are off the hook.
      Now we’ll wait to see if JG stays through February.

      1. I guess the question boils down to, says there’s a team that wants Jimmy, Jimmy says yeah that’s a good fit but the offer is too low for JL. What then? It’s good that no bridges were burned between JG and the team, they’d come to some sort of amicable conclusion. But I don’t see the team trading him now without max compensation.

  17. what no one in the media has been smart enough to point out all offseason……is how 2 of the last 4 years have been ruined do to having to play the back up for long stretches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JUST WOW!!!!!!!!!! Last year, season on the line…..and the back up QB won and sent us to the play offs!!!!!!! imagine that!!!! having a viable back up is pretty important…..and often overlooked ’cause modern fans and media ppl cant even fathom the idea ……..thats how rare it is!!! lol

  18. i like JG, I love lance. he oooozes with potential! Potential to be a top 5 qb in the NFL for a LONG time.
    For sake of argument……lets say JG is average-
    In 2 years with an average qb……..shany ALMOST won the SB twice!!!!!! Sherman got beat by Hill and Watkinsin that 4 th Qt……not JG. Shany stopped running the ball at midfield , not JG! Even if he hits Sanders…..Mahomes has more than enough time to score and win. My point is……we lost as a team, offense, defense and coaching blew it, not just JG.
    And last year, if Tartt doesent drop that pick……were beating the bengals for the 2nd time last year and the 3rd time in the SB!!

    Shany can win it all with an average qb ( and a little luck)
    But the 2 years we leaned on scrub back ups to start games……..the season was lost……AND SHANAHAN IS SICK OF IT!!!!
    This is not about lack of confidence in Lance!!! Thats just more lazy, asinine reporting! This is about Shanahan tired of a career record below .500 This is about not wasting a SB window with the vets….This is about SB or bust!

  19. Another huge point the media morons have been oblivious to…… how brilliant our front office was in handling the qb transition! Imagine we never traded for Lance…….we use last years pick in the middle of the 1st round on an Olinemen….. could be a scrub worse than MMG……or maybe he was ok like MMG…… last season ends similar to how it went down……we pick super late in this years first round……grab another O linemen? So JG has a better line……..and ALMOST wins a SB in ’22 and becomes a free agent………….and now we have 2 choices………let him walk, having no one to replace him………OR GIVE THE GUY A 7 YEAR CONTACT AT $40 MILLION A YEAR !!!!!!!????????
    Can you even imagine being in that situation???!!!! This F,O. just gave a masterclass in roster construction, roster turnover, planning for the future etc………all the while getting hammered in the press by troglodytes like Grant Con and Mike Florio!!!!!! Guys that cant even play checkers……let alone fathom 4D chess!!!

  20. There’s a just a lot of NFL analysts blowing hot air over nothing. If they learned anything about the 49ers and Garoppolo they should know traditional thinking does not apply to this relationship. Obviously both sides are okay with how things have went down.

    I don’t buy this Trey looking over his shoulder or a QB controversy. Kyle and Lynch seem to be straight up with the guys and each one knows going in what the terms are. And I haven’t seen this coach/GM really screw up badly when it comes to communication and team chemistry so I’m not worried at all.

    This is a win-win for the 49ers. I have to question whether Jimmy is a true competitor though. Seems like he’s okay with whatever as long as he retires someday with generational wealth. Quite the opposite in terms of competitiveness than that one guy he used to watch in front of him on the depth chart in New England.

  21. GN/ well spoken my friend , and i agree with you across the board with one caveat the leads into another point i wanted to make.
    The question of his competitiveness……..we must ponder the definition as it pertains to this case…….. do we value, simply wanting to PLAY over WINNING a SB? Said guy in N.E was about winning the SB.
    If JG simply wanted to play this year above all else……his desire would be to have ended up in CLE, SEA and maybe ATL.
    If his priority were to try and win a SB…….well S.Fwas his best bet.
    As for those , especially in the media, shocked today………well that still amazes me.
    Only a couple teams ( SF & CLE ?) could have absorbed his original $27 mil cap hit……even after cutting him…….no one could have paid more $ than SF & CLE this late in the year. Teams simply dont have much cap space.
    Factor in the fact there are ZERO teams willing to hand JG a starting job, especially this late in the year………so late into the season that its almost impossible for him to beat out the guys in place in CLE, SEA & maybe ATL.
    So hes basically left with being a back up and hoping for the highest salary he can get. In SF he knows the guys, dosent have to move……and gets a chance to win a SB. Seems like a no brainer……..certainly sholdnt be shocking.

    1. You are correct, but even Steve Young would tell you the only ring matters to him is the one he got as a starter in 1995. The other two are meaningless to him without the last one, which he felt he earned.

      A very young and arrogant Tom Brady famously told his teammates he’s not giving back his job upon being inserted into the starting role when Bledsoe went down. At the time it was a ridiculous statement because he didn’t show anything to indicate he was starter material but it shows his belief in himself and super competitive nature. Imagine if Nate Sudfeld said this after going in for one game. 😂

  22. AES, old coach- you are pretty much spot on OC. JG would have to grant his permission to be traded anywhere. And yes, hed be less likely to accept a trade to a bad team as opposed to a good one. But your missing one important factor…….his base salary is $6.5 mil . But he can ear up to $16 mil. So if hes traded anywhere he can actually get on the field regardless of how good that team is……hes likely to make more $ by reaching incentives. A LOT more $.
    It would be interesting to know what those incentives are! How much is tied to playing time vs how much is tied to winning play off games etc.
    Another factor is possible compensatory picks we could receive when departs as a free agent next year. Possibly a 3rd rounder? That would mean we shouldn’t accept less than a 2nd in a trade?

    1. I’m good with the decision–given where things are at timing-wise with the league and the 9ers. On to Chicago!

  23. From Rob Guerrera—

    “The 49ers have made a series of questionable quarterback decisions in the Kyle Shanahan era. They didn’t even scout Patrick Mahomes and watched him win a Super Bowl. They passed on Tom Brady and watched him win a Super Bowl. They missed out on Matthew Stafford and watched him win a Super Bowl. When they think they’ve finally got their version of Patrick Mahomes, they’re going to undermine Trey Lance.

    And speaking of Mahomes, for all the comparisons that people made to his situation with Alex Smith in Kansas City, the Chiefs didn’t keep Smith around in 2018. They cleared the deck for their franchise quarterback as soon as they made Mahomes the starter. The Packers finally pushed Brett Favre out when they knew Aaron Rodgers was ready to start. That’s what you do when you completely believe in someone.

    Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch can go on and on later today in their conference call about how much they love Trey Lance, and they can offer all the empty platitudes they want about why this move has nothing to do with their confidence in him. Don’t believe them. Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words, and their actions tell us all we need to know about their true feelings. They either doubt Trey Lance’s ability, or they doubt his ability to stay healthy. “

    1. “They either doubt Trey Lance’s ability, or they doubt his ability to stay healthy. “

      Is Guerrea suggesting Shanahan and Lynch dont doubt Jimmy’s ability or his ability to stay healthy? How about they desperately tried to trade Jimmy for 4 months and no other team wanted him. Newsflash – Every General Manager has access to game film.

    2. rob G and his whiney voice has been preaching about cutting JG since February. Guys like him are the ones that have me so fired up….Rob G specifically, has a bizarre obsessives hatred for JG that makes no sense! Hes been calling for JGs outright release since probably last year. Do yourself a favor and dont listen to that guy ( i, personally….cannot stand that whiney voice of his…let alone his constant pessimism and negativity) he’s personally responsible for me moving on from niner nation to niner noise.
      If it were up to him, he would have cut JG a year ago, started Trey as a rookie……and wasted last season.
      He also wanted to cut JG in February, getting no compensation and letting him go to SEA.
      Its as if he never watched the dozens of scrubs that have played qb for us since Steve Young retired. No disrespect meant towards Kap and Garcia……we had about 5 years of good qb play out of those 2 combined.

      And i totally disagree with anyone saying JGs presence will negatively affect Trey ……or that it shows lack of confidence………JG fell in our lap. Shany knows how important back up qb is!! Not having a decent one cost him 2 of the last 4 years……end of story!

  24. A couple of minor surprises. Initial reports are that two players, Jamycal Hasty and Jason Poe have been released, per 49ers webzone.
    Waiting for FO confirmation.

  25. Sabotaging Trey…..
    It’s what i suspected all along…but didnt want to admit..

    Shanahan wants a conventional Qb…so he really did want Mac instead of Lance..

    He didnt like the RGIII deal in Washington..
    Didnt like Johnny Manziel in Cleveland…so he resigned from OC..

    Did everything he could not to play Trey..last year……broken thumb and shoulder on Jimmy and all..

    All this talk of Jimmy is leaving,traded and this is Trey’s team…..
    Just for them to resign Jimmy and have him waiting in the wings incase Trey messes up

    …and there will be growing pains..

    He doesn’t need Jimmy breathing down his neck….

    Drafting Purdy..was a nod to Kirk Cousins move.the year they took RGIII..
    Get “my guy” in the room…
    Paying Sudfield $2million to stay..

    Im disappointed that our front office..just can’t stabilize the Qb position….after Having Montana and Young…..i guess this is the curse..

    Jimmy is Alex Smith all over again…and Kaepernick too..
    Cant get rid of him…when all arrows point to doin so..

    I knew when Jed made that statement about keeping Jimmy G last week..
    Somethin was up..

    They can PR spin this all they want..
    But we know they dont have confidence in Lance
    Like Rob says ….its in the actions..

    This will divide a locker room

    I feel for Trey..
    its take one step forward…
    Take two steps back..

    You can play…you can’t play..its your team..
    Jimmy s leaving…nah he’s staying…

    Front office is creating a problem down the road..with Trey..

    So what promising young prospect we gonna let go…by holding onto Jimmy????

  26. Jack,
    A question if you are around. If the 9ers release Nate Sudfeld they would have to pay him 2 mill but will that money be counted against the salary cap?

    1. OC,

      Yes. Sudfeld’s guaranteed money will count against the 49ers salary cap. The total could be reduced/offset if he signs with another team.

    1. Another minor surprise for me, Sudfelt out and Purdy in, per Matt Maiocco.
      Keeping Garoppolo made the vet Sudfelt expendible and allows the rookie Purdy an opportunity to learn the NFL game.

  27. AES,
    I wasn’t surprised with them cutting Sudfeld after they signed Jimmy. I am surprised that as of now Purdy is on the 53. I thought he was headed for the P.S. I don’t remember in the recent past the 9ers keeping 3 QB’s on the 53. I was surprised they cut Jordan Willis I guess that means Kerry Hyder made the team. I believe the team can sign 5 or 6 players to the veterans P.S. I think as of now it will be Willis, Hasty and D. Johnson. Lastly i’m still wondering if cutting Sudfeld saves the team 2 mill on the cap?

    1. Coach,
      Can’t remember what source I read from earlier, but it was reported that the 49ers would be on the hook for the 2M unless Sudfeld signs with another team which at that point the 49ers are on the hook for 1M.
      Shanahan had to be really impressed with Purdy to put him on the 53. Purdy has to be a very happy camper today. Mr. Irrelevant, no more.

      1. AES,
        I knew Sudfeld’s contract was guaranteed meaning they had to pay him. My question is do salaries paid to players the team has released still count against their cap?

        1. Coach,
          I haven’t seen the breakdown on that, perhaps someone can give us some clarity on that.
          I’ll yield to Jack on this one.

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