One of the challenging angles in the wake of the 49ers’ selection of Trey Lance third total is whether or now now not or now now not the workforce had hobby in Ohio Pronounce signal caller Justin Fields. While he was once indubitably enraged concerning the conversation at some level, it appears the dawdle was once all the components down to Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Lance.
Fields was once regarded by some as the second-most challenging quarterback in the category, nonetheless he slid the total way all the components down to No. 11 the build the Bears traded up to snag him.
The odd factor with the 49ers though is that nothing popping out after the draft indicates they were ever all that drawn to Fields, a player Shanahan had previously worked with at a quarterback camp.
Right here’s Shanahan on Monday detailing their selection process on the Rich Eisen Show masks:
“The factor that made us so confident is we got vacation through January, unfortunately. That suggests you weren’t in the playoffs. So I real went all the components down to a minute of seashore dwelling the build I’ve got all my film and real watched quarterbacks for a month,” Shanahan informed Eisen. “And to feel the components that I did, significantly about Mac (Jones), after which about Trey (Lance), and the build we were at. Particularly with what came about with (Matthew) Stafford and Deshaun (Watson), we knew early, ‘whats up, we gotta be aggressive to form particular we salvage one.’ The build is that position? We regarded into the total others. We regarded into the fourth steal. We regarded into the fifth steal. The third one was once the one that had the most likelihood of making a cross a month prematurely. And I in actual fact consider if wouldn’t savor, someone else was once going to at closing, and that word was once only gonna dash up.”
Shanahan later echoed something that he’d said for the duration of the job that there had been 5 gamers they were comfortable with at the 12th steal, nonetheless they wished to figure out the one they were sold on at No. 3.
NBC Sports’ Peter King wrote in his Football Morning in The usa column that Shanahan and normal supervisor John Lynch didn’t officially form their decision on Lance unless April 19, the day of the QB’s second Professional Day.
Fields’ title didn’t attain up in King’s column both.
There was once an expectation getting into that Fields and Lance were firmly in the combine no topic perception from prominent NFL reporters that Jones was once presumed to be the steal barring a large commerce of coronary heart with Shanahan. The full fallout since the draft points to Fields being out of the working reasonably early.
It’ll be spell binding to uncover how Fields fares in a honest situation in Chicago, and what more or much less explanation, if any, Shanahan ever supplies for passing on the Ohio Pronounce signal caller.
The 2017 draft and the club passing on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes has been relitigated thousands of occasions. If Lance doesn’t work out and Fields excels in Chicago, this is doubtless to be something that continues inserting over Shanahan for the duration of his tenure in San Francisco.