49ers news: San Francisco open to trading WR Marquise Goodwin
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San Francisco 49ers open to trading WR Marquise Goodwin

Marquise Goodwin, 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are in need of some help in their receiving corps, but that isn’t stopping the from potentially moving wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says that San Francisco will not be releasing Goodwin, but notes that the club could end up trading him this offseason.

“We could [trade Goodwin], yeah,” Shanahan said, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. “You also don’t get rid of valuable people just for nothing. So we’ll have him come back and compete and if that doesn’t work out we could always possibly trade him. There are lots of things that are open. But I don’t know that exact answer yet.”

Goodwin played in just nine games in 2019, logging 12 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown before hitting the injured reserve list in December due to knee issues.

The 29-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, was originally selected by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (78th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

He spent the first four years of his career with the Bills, but his impact was very limited, as he totaled only 49 grabs over the course of his tenure with the team.

Goodwin then joined the Niners in 2017 and had a breakout season, hauling in 56 receptions for 962 yards and a couple of scores.

Since then, however, Goodwin’s production has plummeted, as he snared only 23 balls for 395 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 before becoming a virtual non-factor this past year.

The 49ers won 13 games this past season and made it all the way to the Super Bowl before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.