San Francisco climbed positions before the possibility that New England took Mac Jones, whom they let pass
BRISTOL – One of the many reasons why San Francisco 49ers they went up to the third overall pick at draft of this year was his belief that New England Patriots they could climb to the position N ° 3 and overcome them to acquire the quarterback from Alabama, Mac JonesLeague sources told ESPN.
San Francisco wanted to position himself to elect a Quarterback for the future and believed that there were multiple valuable candidates. However, 49ers they were also concerned that Patriots they will jump in the draft and put themselves in a position to recruit Jones before San Francisco could do it.
The 49ers considered the well-documented relationship between Bill Belichick and Nick Saban and knew that New england I was researching the prospects for quarterback at draft. The Niners they also believed at that time that Jones was the prospect that Patriots identified as its possible Quarterback from the future.
This belief contributed to the Niners completed the trade at the end of March that sent three first-round picks from the draft the Miami Dolphins to climb to No. 3, which gave them the opportunity to draft Jones or any other quarterback that they deemed worthy of that position.
San Francisco in the end he decided that Trey lance It was his Quarterback preferred and Jones ended up falling to New england on shift 15 in any way, without the Patriots they had to deliver any additional compensation.
Jones will start in the first game of the season New england this Sunday against Miami, while Throw He came out as a backup for Jimmy Garoppolo against the Detroit Lions.