However, a 49ers’ source has told Cole that Davis is not available for trade at this point in time, and they’re not looking to explore deals with other teams.
Cole mentions Davis’ trade value is likely to be low right now based on his age and the fact that he’s currently injured, which would likely prevent San Francisco from getting much in return for the former first-round pick.
There’s a chance that the 49ers could change their mind as the trade deadline draws near, and Cole expects there to be interest from a number of NFL teams.
Davis, 31, is in the final year of his six-year, $42.705 million contract that included $23 million guaranteed, and stands to make a base salary of $4.35 million for the 2015 season.
Davis would be one of the best available tight ends in next year’s free agent pool, and allowing him to sign elsewhere would likely net the 49ers a compensatory pick in 2017.
This season, Davis has been limited to appearing in three games and recording eight receptions for 109 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the 49ers.