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The 49ers Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the Seahawks

Jason Schandl
The 49ers should steal Quinton Dunbar away from the Seattle Seahawks in free agency.
The 49ers should steal Quinton Dunbar away from the Seattle Seahawks in free agency. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images
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NFL free agency is rapidly approaching, and while the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback position may be subject to some uncertainty, this is still a team that expects to return to playoff contention.

The hyper-competitive NFC West will make that a tough task, but some savvy offseason moves could go a long way to making that happen.

That should start with stealing Quinton Dunbar away from the Seattle Seahawks in free agency.

Quinton Dunbar was, plainly, not good in 2020. He earned an abysmal 47.7 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, getting torched for a 101.5 passer rating when targeted in coverage.

Dunbar is still just one season removed from grading out as an elite cornerback, however. His 87.6 grade in 2019 ranked third among all cornerbacks who played at least 200 snaps.

With Richard Sherman and Jason Verrett both set to become unrestricted free agents, the 49ers are going to need to make some serious moves at the position.

Dunbar's down year and knee surgery from December could keep his asking price down in free agency, but that's a risk the Niners should be willing to take. If he can return to form, he could be the anchor this secondary needs.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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