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Folks, just when we thought things were going to die down for a couple of weeks in the NFL, the Dolphins and 49ers pull of a trade that will impact the entire NFL Draft process.
Why is this important? Because the 49ers are clearly mortgaging their future to move up for a quarterback. They were unhappy with the mediocre at best play of Jimmy Garoppolo and they’re officially going to try and put themselves in a position to be a legitimate championship contender.
If you’re a fan of a team who is not quarterback needy and you pick from picks 4-11 then this is absolutely great news for your team. The more quarterbacks that go in the top 5 of the draft means that there will be more high end talent available in the early first round.
It will be interesting to see who San Francisco is looking to draft with the third overall pick. It also raises the question of if the Jets are going to take a quarterback at number 2 or if the 49ers know that they are not taking a quarterback so they will have their pick of the non Trevor Lawrence quarterbacks.
Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.