Don’t expect the 49ers to jump into the free agent market and sign big money free agents once the lockout is over.
49ers GM Trent Baalke told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that the teams that jump too soon and too recklessly into free agency might get burned the most.
Baalke added, “From a philosophical standpoint, we’re not going to be major players in free agency.”
“I’m a guy that likes to believe that you’re far better off dealing with the known than the unknown, right? You know your guys the best and if they are guys that you think are 49ers and 49ers moving forward, you’re going to try to everything you can to keep them, realizing it’s still a business and you can’t keep everybody. You can’t make everybody happy.”