Don't look back Kyle, you got a good one.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch revealed the direction his club nearly went prior to acquiring quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England last October.
Kyle Shanahan, who previously worked as the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, reportedly had targeted the new $84 million man, Kirk Cousins, and even felt "remorse" following his decision to head to Minnesota.
This might be weird coming from a draft analyst...but teams seriously over-value draft picks.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 20, 2018
49ers traded 1 pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Jets had to trade 4 for the rights to draft a QB at No. 3 overall.
The 49ers got a steal, unless the Patriots find another Tom Brady replacement with that second round selection. While the $137.5 million dollar contract extension for Garoppolo was a lofty one, I'm not alone when saying he has a much higher ceiling than that Kirk Cousins.
Lynch and Shanahan should be thankful Jimmy is their guy.