Or JG sucks this year and loses his job week 5 to Fields, or he get injured again ....in either scenario you get nothing for him next offseason. Seems like a overpay by SF for sure but a little bit less of an overpay if they end of trading him to a certain Northeast team for a mid-2nd.
That's the logical thinking path.
A $25M lame duck doesn't get them anywhere. The other variable is the no trade clause. How many teams are in play?
Depends on how they view their team this year. Think they can make a run? The motivation for Jimmy is to play well and try to win a Super Bowl. They're not going to ask him to teach the kid (I doubt Brady took an active role in Jimmy's development in NE).
Trading 3 1st rounders to draft a QB isn't exactly the formula for a team serious about making a run based on a lame duck $25M QB.