49ers worst NFL free agency move No. 2: Not doing what it takes to sign Bobby Wagner
As of right now, perennial All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner remains a free agent after his release by the Seahawks, and his likely asking price has dropped to $11 million this upcoming season, according to NBC Sports’ Peter King.
Affordable, even if it’s slightly out of reach from the 49ers’ vantage point and considering they’ve already invested heavily in fellow linebacker Fred Warner.
Still, adding someone like Wagner would provide a massive, massive upgrade to the defense and would be infinitely better than the other two options the Niners have for Warner’s second-level pairing, Dre Greenlaw or Azeez Al-Shaair.
Even though Wagner will turn 32 years old this offseason, he remains playing at a high level.
San Francisco’s Super Bowl window is open now, so going after a player like Wagner to help push the franchise over the top should be a priority. While the 49ers may have had some interest initially, it certainly doesn’t look as if they intend on staying in the market for his services any longer.
And there’s easily one big reason why.