However, Maiocco adds that it remains to be seen what kind of market Crabtree will have in the coming days.
Maiocco spoke to an AFC executive at the Scouting Combine two weeks ago who said that they have him rated in the $4 million-to-$5 million per year range. Although, the exec added that other teams value him even higher than they do.
San Francisco hosted a veteran receivers Ted Ginn and Jerome Simpson this week and are expected to add a receiver in free agency, so there is at least some question as to whether Crabtree will be back with the team next year.
Crabtree, 27, has played out his six-year, $32 million rookie contract with the 49ers, which included $10,065,000 guaranteed, and will be one of the more interesting free agents to watch.
It could take a few days for his market to fully develop, but there should still be a decent amount of interest in him once some of the marquee free agents come off the board.
Last year, Crabtree appeared in all 16 games and caught 68 passes for 698 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 95 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We have Crabtree listed as the No. 34 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.