Good isn’t all the time ok within the NFL. It’s why the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers mixed to spend 5 first-round draft selections and two third-rounders to hunt quarterback upgrades regardless of reaching Super Bowls just lately. In a league the place going from dangerous to good is loads troublesome, taking that subsequent step from good to nice can appear even harder.
The Rams made it look straightforward by profitable the Super Bowl of their first season after buying Matthew Stafford, however the 49ers are slogging by way of a Trey Lance quagmire. As the NFC West rivals face one another Monday night time, the 49ers may see their championship window slender earlier than they know whether or not Lance is viable as a starter, not to mention an improve over Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Pick Six column for Week 4 peels aside the 49ers’ quarterback selections layer by layer — simply how dangerous these selections had been, in the event that they had been dangerous in any respect, and what would possibly occur subsequent. The capper is a desk evaluating the danger San Francisco took relative to the dangers different groups took when making an attempt to leap from good to nice. It’s troublesome to not query the 49ers’ logic on the Trey Lance choose realizing this broader context.
The full Pick Six menu this week:
• Hard to not query 49ers’ resolution• Translating John Harbaugh analytically• No