5 free agents SF 49ers must avoid signing in 2021

Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
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SF 49ers Free Agent to Avoid No. 1: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

At some point, someone’s going to say it: San Francisco should sign Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

It seems as if any available quarterback, whether he’s on the trade block or a pending free agent, has been linked to the SF 49ers this offseason amid all the speculation they could move on from their current starter, Jimmy Garoppolo. Trubisky, who’ll be forever linked to the Niners because of that 2017 first-round trade that allowed the Bears to grab him at No. 2 overall, has floundered into the ranks of “bust” status.

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All one needs to do is look at how Chicago rotated back and forth with Trubisky and fellow quarterback Nick Foles last season to see just how much the former had fallen.

Even if San Francisco is looking at a backup to support and push Garoppolo, which could be perceived as a need if it elects to stay with him, Trubisky is someone the team has no reason to consider. There are likely to be other teams with head coaches boasting the ability to “fix” Trubisky anyway, and many of those squads are going to boast more cap space than what the SF 49ers will have.

Regardless if a bidding war ends up happening for Trubisky, the Niners have no need to get involved and little reason to take on a reclamation project despite their own quarterbacking concerns.

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San Francisco needs to block any thought of Trubisky donning red and gold. Period.