WR Anquan Boldin may not be the only Baltimore Raven heading to the city by the bay. According to a report via Pro Football Talk, rumors recently surfaced that S Ed Reed could be next in line to join the San Francisco 49ers. Albert Breer of NFL Network first reported that Reed hired new agent David Dunn of Athletes First. Dunn is the CEO of the company and currently represents GM Trent Baalke, head coach Jim Harbaugh, and offensive coordinator Greg Roman. In business, sometimes it is not what you know, but who you know, and if that holds true, then look for Dunn to help Reed strike a deal with the 49ers.
Reed will almost certainly be paid handsomely, but not at the $8 million per year that FS Dashon Goldson was seeking, making Reed a cheaper alternative. Also, Reed would provide leadership experience to the back end of the defense, a trait that was sorely missing last season.
Whether or not Reed signs with San Francisco is as good as anyone’s guess, but it sure makes sense considering he wants another ring and the 49ers were one game short of making that a reality. The 11-year veteran has racked up 61 interceptions (7 returned for touchdowns) and 137 passes defensed during his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens.