4 NFC West trades 49ers would hate to see happen in 2021

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Marvin Jones, Kyle Fuller, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) over Denver Broncos cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 4: 49ers would hate to see Broncos trade Kyle Fuller to the Cardinals

The undefeated Cardinals have every right to go “all in” this season, particularly with the way quarterback Kyler Murray is playing and how dominant the offense has been regardless of any concerns about head coach Kliff Kingsbury being able to proverbially steer this ship.

Besides, a perfect start this deep in the season is never a fluke.

Arizona doesn’t have too many weaknesses on its roster, and Zach Ertz helps alleviate the loss of the injured tight end, Maxx Williams. But if there is a smallish area of concern, it’s at cornerback. And while No. 1 corner Byron Murphy has all the makings of a first-team All-Pro this season, fellow cornerback Robert Alford could mandate a bit of an upgrade, especially considering he’ll turn 33 years old before the deadline hits.

Like the 49ers, the Cardinals have their own salary cap restraints this season and have just over $1.6 million in space.

That said, if general manager Steve Keim is able to engineer a move for Denver Broncos cornerback Kyler Fuller before the deadline, it’d be an absolute steal.

Fuller, 29 years old, might not be the Pro Bowl-caliber player he once was when he was with the Chicago Bears. But he’s still awfully serviceable, only buried deep on Denver’s depth chart, thanks to the emergence of rookie corner Patrick Surtain.

Acquiring Fuller would make for a fully stocked Arizona secondary.