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I love seeing people overreact to the press conference. Perhaps I’m guilty of this myself, too. You ask one person, and they came away thinking, “Jones is definitely the pick.” I saw the same with Lance, and even Fields.
Speaking of Lance, we’ll be interviewing him today.
1. The 49ers traded up for a “starting” quarterback.
Shanahan used that word 12 times. He made it clear he wants a rookie quarterback who can start, which is different from what he and Lynch said immediately after the trade. Back then, they said they wanted the rookie to sit and develop behind Garoppolo.
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On Monday, Shanahan changed his tune.
“We made a decision in this process that we felt we needed to get a starting quarterback this year and add that to our team,” Shanahan said.
So it seems like he wants the most pro-ready quarterback, and that might be Mac Jones. Although it seems wrong to draft a quarterback based on which one is the most “pro-ready,” doesn’t it? You’re supposed to draft the quarterback who will have the best career, and that’s Trey Lance, from what I can tell.
In the meantime, all eyes remain on which quarterback, exactly, McGlinchey will be blocking for in 2021.
“Do we know exactly who we want?” Shanahan said. “Maybe. Probably. But maybe not. I don’t feel like we need to say that. That’s not just for our case. But lots of stuff happens between now and the draft and you don’t want the whole league knowing exactly what you’re set on four days before the draft and we also care about a lot of people who have been involved in this ... I don’t know if I want the league to know. I don’t think it necessarily helps and that’s why no one is really going to know whether we know or not until we pick. That’s kind of what we’re comfortable keeping it at.”
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“Ultimately someone’s got to be charged with making a decision, and in this case, it’s the both of us,” Lynch said. “Everyone has in their contract ‘you do this.’ The draft is mine. But I told Kyle from the beginning that he and I are doing this together and when it comes to quarterbacks, I’d be foolish, I believe, we have a head coach who’s also our offensive play-caller. I will always defer to him.”
“I’m told that many in the 49ers’ personnel department have pushed for North Dakota State QB Trey Lance but that coach Kyle Shanahan wants to draft Alabama’s Mac Jones. One person I spoke to even heard that Shanahan might “acquiesce” to the scouting department on the selection, but others have said that seems unlikely. At this time of year, there is a lot of seed planting with the rumor mill, and it could certainly be the case here.”
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