According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the 49ers are open to trading some of their veteran players ahead of the upcoming trade deadline. However, general managers around the league are skeptical about whether any deals will be completed.
La Canfora says that executives from three teams who have engaged in trade talks with 49ers all indicated that dealing with the team can be difficult, as San Francisco is over-valuing their players and “naïve to what it takes to move salary in the NFL.”
The executives who spoke to La Canfora reportedly had nearly the same exact complaints about dealing with the 49ers and the difficulties of consummating trades with them.
“They ask for way too much for anyone you ask about,” a GM tells La Canfora. “And John [Lynch] has to run everything past (coach) Kyle (Shanahan) before they do anything.”
“Yes, that is 100 percent true,” an executive said of the 49ers’ high asking prices. “They ask for the moon for everyone, and then when you think you might be getting somewhere, Lynch says that he has to make sure Kyle is on board. It’s not a great process.”
Even so, La Canfora considers the 49ers to be one of the teams getting the most action ahead of the trade deadline with LT Joe Staley, RB Carlos Hyde and S Eric Reid among the players coveted by contending teams.
We’ll have more regarding potential 49ers’ trades as the news is available.