Chad Henne to Vernon Davis?

6 May

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers had planned to sign either Patrick Willis or Vernon Davis to a contract extension. They handed Willis $29million in guaranteed money this week, and will pay the linebacker an average of $10million per season. This could mean that Davis is set to become a free agent eight months from now. Or perhaps he could even be traded earlier?

Vernon Davis shook off the “Bust” label in a major way last season, exploding for 956 yards and thirteen touchdowns. He had as many scores as any wideout in the league, and finally lived up to that 4.38 40 time that had scouts drooling before the 2006 draft.

Last season was the worst for tight ends in Miami Dolphin history. Anthony Fasano and Co combined for 430 yards and 5 TDs. It was the black hole of our offense, though the front office opted to ignore the position in last month’s draft.

With a mega-talent like Vernon Davis possibly drifting towards the open market, the Dolphins would be insane not to at least explore the possibility. We could get in line with the other suitors once the 2010 season ends. Or, is there perhaps a chance of trading for Davis before the October 19th deadline?

The NFL trade deadline has been a real snooze-fest lately, as major mid-season deals have gone the way of the dinosaur. After only six games, almost every team will still have a chance. The chances of San Francisco letting a talent like Davis out of Candlestick that early are slim. However, if the price was right, and if the 49ers started out 1-4 (very possible looking at their schedule), perhaps he could be pried away? Especially if he’s going to be leaving ninety days later anyway.

Alright, fine, time for a reality check. It is extremely likely that the idea of adding Davis will have to wait ’til next offseason. But for now a fan can dream of Vernon and his Brother Vontae reuniting at Sun Life Stadium.

One word: STUD.

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5 Responses to “Chad Henne to Vernon Davis?”

  1. Jim May 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    It would be awsome to have Vernon on our team because our passing game would be very close to unstoppable .Just think about it Vernon,Marshall,Hartline,Bess that would be insane.I hope it will happen but i dont think it will.Plus it would be cool to have vontae’s bro on our team.Also did he really run a 4.38 and is that faster than vontae

    • danewen May 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

      Vontae’s fastest 40 was 4.4 at his Pro Day. Vernon ran a 4.38 at the Combine, as a TE! It was a legendary showing for Vernon.

      If he does leave San Fran, with our need at the position, Justin Smiley’s salary ($5m a year, I believe) freed up, and his brother already on the team, I would call us the most likely landing spot for Vernon.

  2. shaggy May 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Could be interesting re-uniting the brothers. Very constructive article Dan.

  3. neezzybaby May 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    He has said he’d love to play with his baby brother again in Miami and he’s a beast in the middle of the field. He’d big a great addition to the Phins if we could grab him!!

  4. johnny October 8, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    they so live

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