NFL rumors now include the possible departure of wide receiver Anquan Boldin from San Francisco 49ers if no re-sign will take place. Boldin is currently floating in the free agency market waiting for a signal regarding his future in NFL. Boldin has been freely evaluating his options, which includes rumor visiting Washington Redskins for a possible contract deal while most NFL rumors are centered on 49ers two quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert.
While there is still no news for 49ers to re-sign Boldin, the 2003 NFL Draft 2nd round pick is evaluating his options now that he is still in the free agency market. According to NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk, Boldin is considering the Redskins among his choices.
“The 49ers are in no hurry to re-sign veteran receiver Anquan Boldin, and so he’s taking a look around at his options. Washington wouldn’t seem to have a great need at wide receiver unless they’re considering getting rid of one of their expensive veterans, Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson. But they’re apparently interested in adding another veteran receiver in Boldin, if they can get him at the right price,” Michael David Smith of NBC Sports reported.
However, such contract deal may have some issues to consider. One of the main concerns included in the equation for other teams to acquire Anquan Boldin is his age. Boldin is already 35 years old. Having such relatively advanced age, a notion of decline surely follows the idea of acquisition.
As what NBS Sports pointed out, Boldin is fresh from a season having “69 catches for 789 yards and four touchdowns.” Thus, concern for game decline will surely be a huge part of a team like the Washington Redskins, which rumored to be part of Anquan Boldin landing options.
But still there is no certainty about the possible departure of Boldin, for the wide receiver is also open to re-signing, provided 49ers still trusts his capacity as a wide receiver considering his age. And with his remaining years, Boldin as veteran still has something left in his tank, somehow giving him the right to choose his future team.
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