Sign a veteran QB in free agency In this scenario, the 49ers would invest about $3-5 million in a backup QB with extensive starting experience and probably roll with Josh Rosen or Josh Johnson — both under contract — or an undrafted rookie as the No. Logical free-agent options include Miami’s Ryan Fitzpatrick (146 career starts), Dallas’ Andy Dalton (142), and Indianapolis’ Jacoby Brissett (32).
Let's call this the Fred Warner Award. I just invented it. It goes to the player who improves the most in a given year.
The San Francisco 49ers suffered a ridiculous amount of injuries last season. The team set a record for the most salary on injured reserve and had several key players miss time throughout the year. One position that was affected by the rash of injuries was wide receiver.