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Kyle Shanahan Denies Rumors That the 49ers Traded Up to Draft Mac Jones

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SJ - March 30, 2021

Kyle Shanahan denied rumors that the 49ers traded up to draft former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.  The rumor was started by his buddy Chris Simms.

Obviously when Simms talks about anything involving the 49ers people listen, given how close he is with Shanahan.  But the 49ers head coach wants to put that belief to rest.

Whether it's Mac Jones or not it seems pretty obvious that the 49ers are planning to draft Jimmy Garoppolo's replacement.  There's really no other reason to trade up to the No. 3 overall pick.  We will find out how truthful Shanahan is when the draft rolls around.


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