Aug 022011
49ers MLB Patrick Willis

The 49ers will not trade Patrick Willis for Asante Samuel, but it's fun to dream

OK, this is nonsense but it’s a rumor going around so it’s worth commenting on, absurd as it is.  The chatter now is that the Eagles are talking to the San Francisco 49ers about trading cornerback Asante Samuel for All-Pro middle linebacker Patrick Willis.

Yeah, and we all want Santa Claus to bring us Jessica Alba or (insert hot guy name) wrapped in a bow.

It’s fairly ridiculous really.  If the 49ers were truly interested in making that deal the Eagles would be insane not to make it happen as soon as humanly possible.  Even if it means sending them a first-round pick along with Asante it would still be a great deal for the Eagles (especially since that pick will likely be #32).  Asante is an awesome playmaker but the chance to get an elite manbeast in the middle would be damn near miraculous.

Willis, at only 26, is the best middle linebacker in football, a physical specimen who can run a 4.3 and knock your head off.  He has 595 tackles in his four seasons and is the cornerstone of the the San Francisco defense.  Them trading him would even make Ed Wade chuckle.

Of course, with the way the Eagles have done things in this Madden-inspired offseason, anything seems possible.

But not this.  It’s nice to fantasize though.  Hi Jessica!

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