The 2019 NFL trade deadline hits later this month, and the San Francisco 49ers could try moving some excess commodities. Here are three players who could be moved.
Trades in the NFL are tricky things, and the San Francisco 49ers may arguably be in a position to add to their 2019 roster this season, rather than moving talent, as many bottom-dwelling teams often do.
But the Niners’ pending financial situation, as broken down by Niners Nation’s Jason Hurley, might prevent general manager John Lynch and Co. from going out and acquiring top-tier talent before the NFL trade deadline hits later this month.
With a 3-0 record entering Week 5, San Francisco might actually be sellers ahead of the deadline.
Like any business, it’s going to be about deal-making for Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. It might not be prudent for the 49ers to take on massive contracts, or even players due for a hefty extension within the next year or so. But there is a good possibility the Niners move some excess assets from their roster to teams in need.
Thereby stockpiling NFL Draft picks and capital to replenish what could be players departing via free agency in coming years.
San Francisco does have a bit of excess at various positions, and moving on from some of the stockpile could add to the Niners’ draft capital, while also allowing Shanahan to better reinforce the depth at other positions on the active 46-man game-day roster.
With that as a backdrop, Niner Noise takes a look at three players the 49ers may explore trading off between now and the 2019 NFL trade deadline.