Peter King got me thinking.
In his latest article, he proposed an absurd seven-for-one trade between the 49ers and the Houston Texans, in which the San Francisco 49ers would send Fred Warner, Mike McGlinchey, Jimmy Garoppolo, a first-round pick in 2021, a first choice. Round pick in 2022, a second-round pick in 2021 and a third-round pick in 2022 to Houston for Deshaun Watson.
Why is this hypothetical trade ridiculous? Because Texans would never accept it. Is not sufficient. It’s basically two first-round picks and Warner, which is worth a first round, and then a couple of picks from Day 2, and then Garoppolo and McGlinchey.
Perhaps the Texans would accept Garoppolo in the deal as a short-term jumper replacement for Watson. But why would they want McGlinchey? It is not good and it is not worth much. Maybe a fifth round pick. You just don’t move the needle in this craft. It is a launch. Literally the least valuable of the seven assets.
So, King tried. Give him credit. He even called McGlinchey a pivotal player, which is rich.
How about we replace McGlinchey in the hypothetical trade with another former first-round pick who still has value?
I’m talking about Javon Kinlaw.
Kinlaw was the fourteenth pick in last year’s draft. Many teams gave him first-round ratings, so many teams should still like him, even though he didn’t produce during his rookie season. Teams will say that he was just a rookie, that he had no OTA or minicamp, and that he still has potential.
Unlike McGlinchey, a well-known bust.
The Texans will most likely wait until after June 1 to trade Watson, so they can save $ 15 million in capitalization space. Which means it’s still possible for Watson to land on the 49ers. Perhaps the Texans are interested in an exchange package that includes Kinlaw; they certainly need a defensive tackle to replace JJ Watt.
Something to think about.