I posted a piece earlier today on NFL.com on the ongoing holdout of San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Michael Crabtree, and wanted to make sure all my loyal readers got a chance to take a look if they wanted to give it a read.
The way I see it, the only rational move is to sign a contract with the 49ers, and the sooner the better. When you breakdown Crabtree’s situation as the 10th overall pick, still being unsigned, his lack of leverage is glaring.
All logic points to him taking what is on the table right now. The risks in no way justify the potential rewards of any other course of action. I haven’t found a single agent, cap expert or team exec to say otherwise. The 49ers have acted in good faith and made a slotted offer. Crabtree’s best opportunity to make close to what the 10th pick in the draft should be getting is to sign immediately and start figuring out what it takes to be a top receiver in the NFL. The more time he wastes, the further behind he falls, the more money he stands the chance of costing himself.
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