Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Crabtree signed a 6 year deal in 2009. He's still on the hook for 2 more years. Looks like there's only $17M left over the next two years & that includes performance based incentives.
If we get Crabtree, it'll be through trade. The 49ers would have to think the flash they saw was just that, a flash, & the time is right to capitalize on that flash. Maybe they've already made up their minds that he's not the player they want.
If we traded for him, it would be up to us to offer him a new contract. But if he's playing for $4M+ incentives, why would we do that? Not this year anyway, maybe next.
But if he's playing for $4M+ incentives, how bad would he have to be for the 9ers to be ready to part ways?
Boldin cost a 6th round. Subtract the $2.5 m for Walter and Crabtree's cap is less than $4.5. Let's say he plays for Houston for current money and has another 1,000 yd season. 2014 is a player option & at 27 he could be re-signed to team friendly deal.