5 gamers the 49ers would like to take from other NFL groups
Oh, how enjoyable would it be to be for the San Francisco 49ers to be able to sign any gamer(s) they desired without fretting about the income cap implications. It would be like creating stacked rosters like the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, 1980s Niners or 1990s Dallas Cowboys had before the income cap age.
In truth, prior to the cap took hold in 1994, the second-team backup systems on the majority of competing groups could really well have actually made a terrific starting group compared to a few of the NFL’s weaker teams.
For example, the 1984 49ers, a group that went 15-1 and won the Super Bowl, had a roster featuring quarterback Joe Montana, defensive back Ronnie Lott and protective end Fred Dean. However they also had gamers like defensive end Dwaine Board, running back Roger Craig, offending lineman Keith Fahnhorst, linebacker Riki Ellison, offensive lineman Person McIntyre and linebacker Keena Turner. Running back Wendell Tyler had 1,262 yards hurrying that season, and a young Craig got over 1,300 lawns rushing and receiving in a complementary function that season.
And even with income cap sages like the Niners’ Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Paraag Marathe, working his magic, it is rare for teams to keep the skill they acquire intact for more than a couple seasons. Look no more than this past offseason, which saw Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner depart via trade because basic supervisor John Lynch knew he had to pick between re-signing Buckner and potentially losing not just protective deal with Arik Armstead, however safety Jimmie Ward as well.
And while the draft allows an opportunity to recuperate some of those losses to the roster, it is rarely a slam dunk you will be able to replace one Pro Bowl skill with another.
So with that said, we take trades and wage cap off the table and just have some fun taking five players we believe the Niners would like to contribute to their roster heading into 2020.