49ers General Manager, John Lynch, revealed that the team was interested in trading for Odell Beckham Jr., but weren’t willing to meet the Giants asking price.
The Giants wanted San Francisco’s first-round draft pick. It’s not just any first-round pick, it’s the second overall pick.
Via Pro Football Talk:
Appearing on KNBR (via Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com), 49ers G.M. John Lynch confirmed that the Giants wanted the second overall pick in the draft, and that the 49ers refused to part with it.
“I think, ironically, the fact that we had the No. 2 pick made it more difficult because they wanted that badly,” Lynch said. “They wanted two No. 1s. And we weren’t willing to part with that. It was too valuable of a pick.”
Lynch also revealed that the team had no interest in Antonio Brown.
“We took a quick look and then we just said, ‘Hey, we’re not interested in that for our team,’” Lynch said. “That’s where we are. I think we feel pretty good about our receiving corps. I know a lot of people don’t share our sentiments.”
That sounds like the explanation of guy who spent several years tackling grown men with his head. Which is kind of good news, because that’s exactly what Lynch did.
To pretend these two guys are that much different is insane. They’re both diva receivers, who are prone to sideline outbursts, and play the receiver position at an elite level.
Sure Brown forced his way out of Pittsburgh, but you have to be a out of your mind if you don’t think it’s a move OBJ would pull. As it is the 49ers ended up with neither receiver.
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