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The “rich get richer” idea usually holds up well in the NFL. Should the San Francisco 49ers land A.J. Green, it would fit such a narrative.
San Francisco is already on its way to a Super Bowl. Regardless of that result, its 2020 outlook would improve by adding Green to the mix.
Impressive as Kyle Shanahan has been with a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo (69.1 completion percentage, 27-13 touchdown-interception ratio) under center, throwing a weapon like Green into the scheme is another way to assure success in the uber-competitive NFC West.
Good as things were this season, only one 49ers wideout broke the 500-yard mark by a notable margin (Emmanuel Sanders had 502). As well, three Niners receivers will be free agents, including Sanders, who turns 33 in March.
Shanahan has shot down the idea the 49ers were in on Antonio Brown, but Green could be a different story. The 49ers only have about $16 million in cap space but don’t figure to spend much on their own free agents, and the front office could always make moves to create more.