Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers are unlikely to have risen to the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to select Trey Lance or Justin Fields if past behavior predicts future behavior, as psychology research suggests. Social.

The shanahans have been wary of mobile quarterbacks

Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator when the Washington Redskins selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and Kirk Cousins ​​early in the fourth round of the same draft, leaving many scratching their heads. Head as to why the team would select a quarterback so soon after selecting what many believed to be the franchise quarterback in RGIII.

It was later revealed that Mike Shanahan was resentful and willing to resign over Dan Snyder’s preferential treatment of RGIII and lukewarm support from Kirk Cousins, and Mike Shanahan explicitly expressed his anxiety over a possible injury to RGIII running quarterback while calling. Kirk Cousins ​​a robbery he couldn’t pass up. In his senior season, RGIII rushed for 699 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Kyle Shanahan was the head coach when the San Francisco 49ers passed Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson to select Solomon Thomas and then select a quarterback in the third round. In his junior season at Texas Tech, Mahomes had 285 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns; Deshaun Watson had 629 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns in his final season at Clemson.

The shanahans have looked for quarterbacks who don’t run

Kirk Cousins ​​rushed for -39 yards and zero touchdowns in his senior season and CJ Beathard rushed for -13 yards and two touchdowns in his senior season. The year before he was traded to the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo had 6 rushing yards and zero touchdowns and history has shown that Kyle Shanahan picks quarterbacks with non-existent rushing games.

Justin Fields and Trey Lance have running games

Justin Fields rushed for 484 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in his second season and 383 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns in 6 fewer games in his junior season. Trey Lance rushed for 1,100 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns in his second season.

Will history repeat itself?

It’s a foregone conclusion that San Francisco has moved up to three to pick a quarterback and if this turns out to be the case, Kyle Shanahan will once again opt for a quarterback who doesn’t feature a running game and is just another pocket passer. Traditional in The Kirk Cousins ​​Mold or CJ Beathard?

Some, including Shanahan’s friend Chris Simms, have mentioned Mac Jones as a possibility for the Niners. Mac Jones had 14 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown in his junior season.

History does not have to repeat itself

They say doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity and humans can change their minds, but does Shanahan have the flexibility and stamina to break the mold and swing toward choosing a quarterback? mobile for the first time? Some think so.

Niners fans who are thirsty for a dynamic playmaker as a quarterback are praying that history will not repeat itself and that the idea of ​​Shanahan not taking Trey Lance or Justin Fields is an icy take, a it won’t age well.

Because if the San Francisco 49ers add a mobile quarterback with the arm of Trey Lance or Justin Fields, the rest of the NFL could be in trouble.