49ers aren’t likely to retain Dee Ford too long into 2022 offseason
Earlier this offseason, John Lynch spoke about Dee Ford’s dwindling prospects for a healthy recovery and return to the squad, telling the media the following:
“I don’t see a lot of hope in him being a factor for us on the field moving forward,” Lynch said.
Compounding the reality of this, San Francisco used its first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft on an apparent replacement for Ford, former USC EDGE Drake Jackson, who was picked up at No. 61 overall and figures to be an every-down player once his development is fully reached.
Yet the 49ers couldn’t exactly experience many benefits if they simply got rid of Ford earlier this offseason.
We have to look at why June 1 was such an important date to reach between the two parties.