In-division trades are always weird since one rival is helping out the other. With that being said, it’s not like the San Francisco 49ers will be missing much of Dante Pettis since he’s spent a majority of the season as the No. 5 option in the Bay.
Drafted in the second round back in 2018, Pettis has yet to live up to the expectations that were set after a career season in Washington. One of the more well-rounded targets of his draft class, he’s yet to finish with more than 30 catches and five touchdowns in a season. This past year, Pettis has been targeted once and usually plays about 15 percent of the snaps.
Still young, the 25-year-old could rebound in a new system. Much like Green, there’s something to be said for quality route-runners that can become mismatches for defensive backs. Pettis was well-known for his ability to win those battles during his time in a Huskies uniform.
San Francisco has made Pettis available for trade, meaning he’ll come cheap. John Schneider shouldn’t offer the bank, but a late-round pick certainly is worth seeing if he can turn it around just miles away from where he played in college.