CBS says 49ers would be a good landing spot for Eric Berry
Earlier this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs cut Eric Berry after he spent nine seasons with the franchise. He remains unsigned but a certain network believes the San Francisco 49ers are a good fit for the veteran safety.
In an article for CBS, John Breech describes five teams who could use Berry on their team and the 49ers are one of them. Like Breech stated in his article, the 49ers needed a safety before the draft but they didn’t choose to really address the position.
Currently, San Francisco would be sending Adrian Colbert out as their starting free safety. Thus, signing Berry shouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility.
The Chiefs chose to move on from Berry this offseason by signing Tyrann Mathieu to a long-term deal. Although, his departure is warranted as he’s only started in three games over the last two seasons.
Injuries have held Berry back but he could still provide a ton of production for a few teams. A team like the 49ers makes a ton of sense as they need more veteran leadership and talent at the free safety position.
Having someone who was one of the best safeties in the NFL at one point could help a youthful team like the 49ers. Also, it helps to bring in someone like Berry who has tons of experience at the position.
The 2016 season was the last time we saw Berry play at a high level. During that season, Berry had 77 total tackles, four interceptions, and two touchdowns.
The 49ers may not be getting a guy who gets them that sort of production but he could improve their free safety position.