The trade deadline has passed. The trade window opens with the beginning of the 2013 league year on March 12.
If any quarterback-needy teams seek an offseason trade with the 49ers for Alex Smith, it was noted Tuesday that the 49ers would most likely look to add draft picks for 2014.
The reason? The 49ers already have an expected 14 draft picks for 2013. And with not a whole lot of roster turnover expected for next season, there's little chance more than a handful of rookies can earn spots on the team.
With so many scheduled draft picks, it gives the 49ers the opportunity to package picks to trade up for a player or two. The 49ers figure to receive three compensatory selections -- based on net free-agent losses. Those are the only draft picks that cannot be traded.
The 49ers already have one extra pick for 2014, a result of the team's trade of special-teamer Colin Jones to the Carolina Panthers.
49ers 2013 picks
1. First round: Own pick
2. Second round: Own pick
3. Third round: Own pick
4. Third round: From Carolina in trade-back during 2012 draft
5. Third round: Likely compensatory selection
6. Fourth round: Own pick
7. Fifth round: Own pick
8. Fifth round: From Indianapolis in trade-back during 2012 draft
9. Sixth round: Own pick
10. Sixth round: From Miami in trade-back during 2012 draft
11. Seventh round: Own pick
12. Seventh round: From Cincinnati for Taylor Mays
13. Seventh round: Likely compensatory selection
14. Seventh round: Likely compensatory selection
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn went through two years ago what his offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is experiencing now.
Quinn, who was the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive coordinator at the time, was the presumptive next coach of the Falcons while he prepared to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
One day after the Seahawks’ 28-24 loss to the Patriots, Quinn was announced as Falcons head coach.
The 49ers are expected to formally make an offer to Shanahan after the Falcons’ season is over, and Shanahan is “almost certain” to accept, the NFL Network reported. Atlanta plays host to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.
“I definitely have shared insight with him as he was going through the process for him,” Quinn said of Shanahan on Wednesday during a press conference.
But Quinn referred all other questions about Shanahan’s likely hiring as the next 49ers coach to the Bay Area. The 49ers will be able to hold a second interview with Shanahan next week, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s game. The 49ers’ first interview with Shanahan was Jan. 5. He was allowed to interview the first time because the Falcons were on the playoff bye week as the NFC’s No. 2 seed.
“I know it’s for sure out there, (but it’s) definitely not our story to tell,” Quinn said. “They (the 49ers) will for sure reach out to (general manager) Thomas (Dimitroff) and to the organization and there will be a window for them if they’d like to visit with him for next week. But that’s really where it’s at, and there’s nothing left to do until then.
“That’s the way it’s designed from the league. You have your window and then that one closes for a while, and then there’s another one and you’re able to talk. From there, that’s why you’re able to lock back in and do what we’re doing. That’s where I am with that.”
It appears that Curtis Modkins will not be back with the 49ers in 2017.
San Francisco's offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly is expected to become the Bears' running backs coach, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.
The 49ers were 27th in points per game (19.3) and 31st in yards per game (308.1).
Prior to joining the 49ers, Modkins coached Detroit's running backs from 2013 to 2015. He was Buffalo's offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2012.
The 49ers will play at Chicago next season.