So, just how close did the 49ers get to trading for Aaron Rodgers, the reigning MVP?
Not that close, as head coach Kyle Shanahan detailed in a Monday appearance on The Rich Eisen Show.
“The exact truth is, I don’t want to wake up the next day on Friday and see Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in the league, traded without doing any due diligence on it,” Shanahan explained.
“So, I just called Matt (LaFleur) and asked if there was anything to it,” Shanahan added. “And Matt told me I’d be wasting my time if we had (John) Lynch call. And so, Lynch did not call anyone the next day. But yes, I did reach out to Matt the night before.”