No. 2: Why Does Tre Boston Bounce Around So Much?
Another question the 49ers should have asked — and another reason why they may have declined any would-be NFL free agency move — is why Tre Boston hasn’t found that long-term home yet.
It’s like looking at a prospective employee’s resume, noticing he or she seemingly bounces around from job to job without any long-term tenure.
Why? That’s provocative.
According to one report from the Charlotte Observer, Boston didn’t last into his fourth season with the Panthers due to the acquisition of safety Mike Adams and a large bump in pay on Boston’s contract in 2017. But the report also cites inconsistent play, too.
Sure, some of the traditional stats look good. But perhaps the 49ers felt as if Boston was merely a beneficiary of opportunity, not necessarily generating those lofty turnover and deflection numbers on his own.
Again, speculation. But this is the Niners’ decision.
Either way, bouncing around from team to team isn’t a good look, especially for a player with solid stats. There’s something deeper there, prompting the “Why didn’t Team X retain him?” questions front office types should often ask.