49ers Make Joe Staley Available For Trade

The 49ers have made left tackle Joe Staley available via trade, sources tell Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. San Francisco wants a first-round pick in order to part with the five-time Pro Bowler. Joe Staley (vertical)

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While there are a number of teams that could have interest in a left tackle like Staley, it remains to be seen whether any of those clubs are willing to meet SF’s asking price. Florio writes that Staley has been “tied” to the Vikings, Giants, Cardinals, Seahawks, and Patriots. A Pats deal would only be feasible if the Niners are willing to lower the price tag, however.

Word of Staley being on the trade block comes after news that several teams are showing interest in Browns left tackle Joe Thomas. In terms of interested clubs, there’s predictably a big overlap on that Venn diagram. However, the Browns are reportedly seeking a second-round pick for Thomas and that could hurt the Staley market.

Staley, 32, is signed through the 2019 season. This season, he has a $5.4MM base salary but that climbs to $8.25MM in 2017. In the final two years of the deal, Staley’s base drops back down to $4.8MM in each season.

So far this season, Pro Football Focus has Staley rated as the 14th best tackle in the league with an overall grade of 81.8. Staley’s pass blocking grade is rather pedestrian, but his run blocking score of 84.6 is the third-best in the NFL, putting him ahead of notables like the Broncos’ Russell Okung and suspended Eagles tackle Lane Johnson.

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9 comments on “49ers Make Joe Staley Available For Trade

  1. jacobsigel1025

    The Patriots need right side offensive line help. We have Nate Solder and Joe Thuney on the left side

  2. Tony

    What about a Staley for Grop? I would think the niners would have to include say a 4th rounder or so but it would definetly be an interesting trade.

  3. aarongill

    He can play either tackle spot, very quick for a tackle and could do everything. He’s a class act and has played with this team crappy and good and he deserves what he wants, if we get a first round pick for him, we have to pull the trigger.

  4. 4thlegacy

    a first round pick would be great until you remember whose doubt the drafting…

    • 4thlegacy

      *doing the drafting

  5. Danielle Amber Bellinie

    What about the Seattle Seahawks going after Joe Staley? He can be the difference maker to help Russell Wilson and the offense to make more impact plays unlike what transpired last night’s game ending up in a tie vs. the Cardinals. Second round draft pick, plus couple players that are deep in the depth chart w/ value the Niners desperately need can be trade pieces from the Seahawks if both teams can agree upon the deal.

    • mkeving

      Yeah Seahawks need a difference maker on the Oline.

  6. metseventually

    @Giants and move Flowers back to his normal position.

    • dhd36

      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      I like flowers a lot I just think he is not fast enough to deal with an elite speed rusher. He would be much better on right side.

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