Breaking it all down
Of course, all the dollar amounts are just rough estimations. You also have to factor in signing bonuses as well. But there is still plenty of cap space, $42. 8 million in this hypothetical, to facilitate those moves. Additionally, there is also room to sign mid-tier players. Bottom line: the 49ers are going to have the ability to be aggressive next free agency.
In this dream scenario, this how a potential 49ers lineup could look like in 2018.
Offense (skill positions):
Quarterback – Kirk Cousins
Running back – Le’Veon Bell
Fullback – Kyle Juszczyk
Tight end – George Kittle
Wide receiver – Pierre Garçon
Wide receiver – Sammy Watkins
Defensive end – DeForest Buckner
Defensive tackle – Solomon Thomas
Defensive tackle – Dontari Poe
Defensive end – Arik Armstead
Outside linebacker – Reuben Foster
Middle linebacker – NaVorro Bowman
Outside linebacker – Telvin Smith
Cornerback – Rashard Robinson
Cornerback – Ahkello Witherspoon
Free safety – Jimmie Ward
Strong safety – Eric Reid
It’s uber hypothetical, and most likely remains too perfect of a situation to actually happen. The point is though, it’s possible to make moves like this. With an impressive free agent class incoming, the 49ers have the ability to make some serious runs at some serious players.