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Report: Titans & 49ers Have Had “Brief” Trade Talks About No. 1 Overall Pick

Jason Cole of B/R, citing to team sources, reports that the Titans and 49ers have had “brief” conversations about a trade for the No. 1 overall pick.

  • According to Cole, the 49ers are still evaluating the cost of making such a move and whether it’s worth it up move up from No. 7 overall.
  • Cole mentions that there’s still a possibility that the 49ers may not need to trade up to No. 1 overall to get either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.

Earlier in the day, Peter King of MMQB.com mentioned the Titans will, in fact, have an opportunity to trade out of the No. 1 overall spot in the coming weeks.

According to King, the Titans have received “significant interest” for the pick and gives them “50-50” odds of getting a trade done.

Last we heard, Robert Klemko of MMQB.com reported there are four teams in play for trading up with the Titans to No. 1 overall, including the Browns, 49ers, Eagles and Rams.

While Titans GM Jon Robinson mentioned that it would require “kings ransom” before later backing away from the comment, saying that they’re open to any all options right now.

I would say that statement was taken out of context a little bit,’’ Robinson said. “I think the question was: What would it take to move way back in the draft? And my answer was: “It would take several picks for that to happen, a king’s ransom for lack of a better term.

“The reality is we are open to any option that makes our football team better. If that is picking a player, if that is moving the pick, whatever is the best option for the pick, we’ll do it. It is much like a play-call sheet. There’s a lot of play calls listed on those sheets, and whatever call gives us the best opportunity to move the football or stop them from moving the football, it’s the same approach we’re going to take leading up to the draft.

Numerous reports have said that Tennessee is open for business in regards to the top pick and are looking for trade options

Robinson said close to a month ago that he’s spoken to a few teams about possibly trading the No. 1 overall pick. However, Robinson characterized the talks as “exploratory” in nature.

I’ve had a couple of conversations here and there. I think it is really more kind of exploratory at this point,’’ Robinson said, via Jim Wyatt of Titansonline.com. “As we get a little bit closer, a little bit more through the process with the combine and interviews and pro days, I expect there will be a few more exploratory calls, and there may not be. We’ll see.

The Titans earned the No. 1 overall pick after posting a regular season record of 3-13.

I’m sure there will be plenty more talk about the Titans possibly trading their No. 1 overall pick in the coming months.

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