On Friday, Chris Simms took to Twitter and seemed confident the San Francisco 49ers are going after Mac Jones with the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after the team made the move to get the pick from the Miami Dolphins.
“49ers-Dolphins…Kyle Shanahan trying to control his own fate. You trade up to 3 for a QB who is NFL-ready right now, not a project. And to me that says Mac Jones,” Simms tweeted last last Friday.
“I think it’s Mac Jones. I do,” Simms said on PFT Live today. “I don’t know that, but just knowing my friend, knowing his history, knowing his school of thought to make that type of move, that’s the one that makes sense to me. … I think he makes sense to him, one, because, I think, after Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson … he’s the most NFL ready right now.”
On Monday, Kyle Shanahan made it clear Simms doesn’t have any clue as to what the Niners’ plans are with the No. 3 overall pick.
“Trust me, Chris talks about everything,” Shanahan said. “Therefore, I haven’t been able to talk to him in a couple of years. Anyone who you’re friends with who speaks in the media, and people think you’re friends with them, that means you’re not allowed to tell them anything. That’s why he doesn’t even ask me stuff. Because if he does ask me something, and I tell him, then he can’t say it.
“But Chris does a good job with that stuff, and I respect listening to him. That’s why I always do listen to his opinions, because he’s not a guy that just calls people to get his opinions. Chris works at it. That’s why he wanted to be a coach for a little bit, spending a year in New England and stuff. He didn’t like the hours. I understand.”
“But he loves watching quarterbacks and doing that stuff, so I always love to hear his evaluations.”
The 49ers have made it clear that Jimmy G will be the QB in 2021, but no one knows what his future might be with the team beyond that.