The San Francisco 49ers took care of one problem heading into free agency. After trading Deforest Buckner, the 49ers acquired the No. 13 overall pick and are ready to address their weak depth at wide receiver.
As the team approaches the 2020 NFL Draft, the team knows their window for a Super Bowl is wide open. However, that does not mean the team wants to doddle. In order to maximize the roster, and keep younger players, one veteran could be shown the door.
Safety Jaquiski Tartt.
Tarrt is entering the last year of his rookie contract. This is no dock on Tartt at all, but he is at the top of the pecking order if the team wants to save money. The 49ers are going to have to pay tight end George Kittle soon. Tartt has been serviceable, but the team can find his replacement in this year’s draft.
One trade partner could be the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles could send a third-round pick, considering the team has two of them. The Eagles would have to take on his $6 million cap hit as well.
Tartt started 12 games for the 49ers last season. In Robert Saleh’s defense, Tartt showed the ability to play in deep zones and in man to man coverage. The Eagles secondary was one that was eaten alive by tight ends. The team could use a player to shut down opposing offenses in the red zone.
The Eagles are likely to load up on receivers through the draft. The team could shore up the secondary through the trade market.