The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly explored the possibility of trading for Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback, Lamar Jackson.
Veteran sportscaster Dan Patrick revealed on his show on Tuesday that the 49ers have looked into trading for the 2019 MVP quarterback.
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It is important to note that Jackson is currently unsigned after receiving the non-exclusive franchise tag from the Ravens weeks ago. This means that he can talk and sign an offer sheet with any NFL team, and the Ravens will then have the option to either match that offer sheet and keep Jackson or decline and receive two first-round picks from the team that acquired him.
However, despite being a highly sought-after player, no team has reportedly talked to Jackson yet.
The 49ers, on the other hand, seem to have their future quarterback set with Brock Purdy, who they drafted in the 7th round in 2022. Purdy led the team to the NFC Championship last season, but he is currently recovering from a serious injury, and it is not clear when he will be able to return or if he will be ready in time for the start of the 2023 season.
A possible trade for Jackson would undoubtedly shake up the 49ers’ plans, but it would also add a dynamic playmaker to their roster. Jackson has been one of the NFL’s most electrifying players since entering the league in 2018, with his athleticism and arm strength making him a constant threat on the field.
If the 49ers do pursue a trade for Jackson, it remains to be seen if the Ravens would be willing to accept two first round picks for their star quarterback. Nonetheless, it is clear that the 49ers are keeping their options open as they continue to evaluate their roster and look for ways to improve ahead of the new season.