Cleveland Browns legendary remaining deal with Joe Thomas has some familiarity with 49ers head mentor Kyle Shanahan, and he’s utilized that familiarity to make a few predictions about the 49ers’ quarterback designs this offseason. Most lately he declared Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields would be the team’s variety with the No. 3 general pick in this year’s draft.
“Kyle Shanahan and @49ers are heading to draft @justnfields … Save this tweet,” Thomas wrote.
The tweet came Wednesday morning hours in advance of Fields’ 2nd Professional Day, which was attended by Shanahan and 49ers basic manager John Lynch, was set to start out.
This isn’t the first time this offseason Thomas has created a daring assert about the 49ers’ future beneath middle. He was also all in on the plan that Shanahan and San Francisco would check out a trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
Shanahan was the Browns’ offensive coordinator in 2014 during Thomas’ eighth season in the league. Usually a tweet like this from a former player would not go the needle considerably, but the tenor of the article and Thomas’ entrance into the media realm in his put up-actively playing career gives it a tiny extra fat.
It is hard to envision Shanahan, who’s stored the team’s intended decide on a carefully-guarded solution, would go tell Thomas definitively who they’re taking. However, Thomas is aware of Shanahan’s plan perfectly and is familiar with what type of quarterback would be thriving. At this level of the method he could’ve watched all the future picks and determined Fields is considerably and absent the very best option, main him to make his declare that operates from the team penciling in Alabama’s Mac Jones as the select.