Ted Ginn Jr. was one of a few members of the San Francisco 49ers to not point fingers or cause a ruckus over the loss in Super Bowl XLVII. But while Junior is staying quite, his father of the same name is more than making up for his son’s silence. After watching his son play virtually no role in the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Ted Ginn Sr. thinks it’s time his son parts way with the Niners and “finds a home”.
Tim Warsinskey of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer spoke with Ginn’s father, who told him his son wasn’t used in San Francisco and that it’s time for him to move on from the franchise, seeing as in his eyes they clearly don’t want him.
Just got off phone with Ted Ginn Sr. “I’m blessed. I’m so blessed,” he said. Says of Ted Jr: “They don’t use him. He has to find a home.”
— Tim Warsinskey(@TimsTakePD) February 4, 2013
If you’re expecting a season-long battle between the Niners front office and Ginn, don’t worry about it. Ginn is a free agent this offseason and will be free to sign wherever he pleases.
For the record, a return to the Niners is not out of the question as only Ginn’s father has voiced displeasure with the franchise, not the Ginn Jr. himself. BUt while a return to San Francisco isn’t off the table in terms of options this offseason, there are better destinations for the special teamer.
The Detroit Lions recently cut return specialist and wide receiver Titus Young and could use some depth for Matthew Stafford’s receiving corps and a number of other teams could use the type of talent Ginn would bring to their team.
Wherever he lands, Ginn will have to battle for a spot in the starting lineup as a receiver, but he’ll be plugged in as a kick returner no matter where he lands. But even if he’s fighting for a role in the starting rotation of receivers, it’ probably going to be more work than he’ll get in San Francisco should he choose to resign.