The San Francisco 49ers new head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked at the National Football League (NFL) owners meetings this week regarding his thoughts about the team roster. The guys at CSN Bay Area asked the question and posted the video on Facebook.
The San Francisco 49ers need to land a new franchise quarterback, the face of the team. It might not happen this offseason or even in next year, but coach Kyle Shanahan definitely knows that the franchise needs to find the building block that it can’t rebuild without.
What is for sure is that the San Francisco 49ers will be adding more quarterbacks to the roster. 49ers head coach Shanahan made it clear that the club will head into training camp with more options and could add more veterans quarterback later in the offseason, depending on the franchise’s haul in the forthcoming 2017 NFL Draft.
If the Niners do elect to draft a quarterback in the first rounder, the frontrunner will be the North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, despite the fact that he had just 13 starts in his college football career.
Filling the needs of the San Francisco 49ers versus landing the best professional American football player available in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft is always been an interesting discussion. Head coaches and executives often say that they are focusing on finding the best one on their boards regardless of what position.
Former San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke commonly picked the best professional player on his board, but ignored pressing needs like quarterback and wide receiver, which wound up playing a prominent job in his exit after the 2016 NFL season.
The San Francisco 49ers has needs up and down the roster after concluding the 2016 NFL season with 2-14 record. Both Shanahan and the new general manager John Lynch received matching six-year contract deals, indicating CEO Jed York is giving them an enough of time to reconstruct the 49ers roster.
With that being said, it would indicate that the San Francisco 49ers new power duo is going to take the long-term approach and focus on landing the best pro-players available in the market. the 49ers have 10 overall picks in next month’s 2017 NFL Draft, including the second pick in each round, and could hit on different needs throughout.