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Manningham Signs With 49ers

Mario Manningham has signed a 2 year deal with the 49ers. No word on money. He leaves the Giants after a few injury plagued seasons and one heroic Super Bowl catch. Manningham has a chance to be the number 1 in San Fran.

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5 Responses to “Manningham Signs With 49ers”

  1. gorilla4realla says:

    Sad to see manningham go, I always liked him even with his bad route running, he was a dynamic player, one who could turn a 5 yard reception into a 80 yard score, but nicks and cruz should see a lot more balls and that’s a good thing with those two. although if wide receivers are making so much money and nicks is clearly top 5, when his time comes he gonna surely top $60 million.

  2. ArthuroMolenda says:

    Ballard and Manningham not playing for the Giants next season, that’s 100 touches we’ll need to find someone to get.

    Bennett will have some of those, maybe 50, and then ? Jernigan ? Barden ? Hixon ? Thomas (still FA) ?

    • Jason C. says:

      Nicks will get more catches next year, we’ll be fine without Manningham, though I am interested in the money because if it wasn’t too outlandish I wonder why we wouldn’t be involved.

      • Adam Y says:

        I don’t think it has too much to do with the money. It might be more of a 2 year “prove it to me” contract. He will most likely get more passes thrown his way in San Fran than in New York.

        The cap is going to skyrocket in 2 years and that is why there has been a lot of shorter free agent contracts this year. Its so when the cap jumps up then all these guys will be coming off their contracts from this year and want a bigger piece of the pie. Manningham could have taken comparable money from the Giants, but then he would have less chances to prove himself

  3. Big Daddy says:

    So the niners now have signed Manningham and Moss to add to Crabtree and Davis a pass catching TE. So again Manningham is the third receiver, he’s not going to beat out Moss or Crabtree. As I have said I don’t think this guy is that smart, he’s going to have the same issue. Moss is going to want to get whatever Crabtree and Davis doesn’t, we all know about Randy Moss, were does that leave Manningham?

    Right now they don’t even have a QB. This move might be for one reason only, to get Manning. They can say to Peyton “hey look you have some people to throw to.” Yes 4 very questionable players on a team that has been successful recently because of defense and their running game. They also signed Rock Cartwright who is known to be a good receiver out of the back field.

    On paper this looks like a great offense, in reality I think Manningham is going to regret his decision as so many other players do that leave the Giants for more money and greener pastures that do not exist. Although there is a huge difference between Alex Smith and even an aging not 100% Peyton Manning, who would you rather have as a QB?

    As for the Giants, there are players poised to take his place already on the roster. There are some free agents available and this draft is filled with Wide Receivers from the first round to UDFA, so I am sure Reese will come up with a gem somewhere. Now that the starting TE has been signed maybe Reese uses a high pick for another receiver. Whatever it is I am not worried, Manningham was replaceable not from an athletic standpoint but from an overall production one. The missing aspect is his ability to break one for a big gain, that will be missed and is hard to replace. But if you look at his complete body of work he never ran very good routs and ran the wrong ones just too many times for my liking, plus he was never a good blocker. I wonder how Eli really feels about it, I’m sure he would say I could really use Steve Smith back for the slot.

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