The San Francisco 49ers don’t have a lot of bargaining chips to acquire talent this offseason. But they could still manage some notable trades early in 2020. Here are five to potentially look at.
Yet those moves cut into the available crop of 2020 NFL Draft picks Lynch had at his disposal. Ford cost a second-round pick, while Sanders cost the Niners’ third- and fourth-round picks this year, although they picked up Denver’s fifth rounder in return, too.
Additionally, San Francisco has to be mindful of its salary cap situation for the first time in years. According to Over the Cap, the 49ers have just $13,108,031 in cap space. That number will certainly change, pending cap casualties and roster cuts. But if Lynch wants to onboard anyone this offseason, the contractual numbers will have to work out.
Both in the short- and long-term situations.
Despite the Niners’ relatively limited options, there are still a number of plausible trade possibilities out there. For the first time in a while, the 49ers roster actually has an excess of talent, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see the team try moving players elsewhere this offseason, freeing up both cap space and potentially reinforcing a relatively thin draft-pick pool.
If that winds up being a route Lynch and Co. take this offseason, especially before the draft, what are some possible deals that could be made?
Niner Noise explores five trades potentially out there.