Posted March 11, 2013

Report: Anquan Boldin traded to 49ers for a sixth-round pick

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Ravens wideout Anquan Boldin was traded to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ravens wideout Anquan Boldin was traded to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday for a sixth-round draft pick, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Boldin repeatedly said during the offseason that he would not take a pay cut from the team. He signed a four-year, $28 million contract in 2010 and was due a $6 million salary this season.

Boldin, 32, needs to pass a physical before the trade with the 49ers becomes complete as he is in Africa doing charity work, ESPN.com reports.

Boldin helped the team to a Super Bowl victory this past season by leading all NFL receivers with 22 catches for 380 yards in the postseason, including six grabs for 104 yards and a touchdown during the Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

He had 65 catches for 921 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season.


22 comments
PaulSchilling
PaulSchilling

 @/usepaul It never ceases to amaze me what some organizations will do based on success. In the NFL there is not a replacement player for Anquan Boldin! Anyone knowing the game only need to look at Boldin's post season stats to realize who he is, and what he did for the Baltimore Ravens. In the SB alone some players have reached MVP status without the numbers that Boldin had. Moreover, not many can say who did more for the team than Boldin did. The majority of post season catches he made were "in the area" throws which he got too. Baltimore has made a tragic error -- this trade is going to haunt them.

Evan5
Evan5

I know the 49er fans are fired up but I feel like this deal hurts both teams.  The Ravens are obviously worse at WR today and Q's leadership and catches will be hard to replace.  Not too many 6th round choices can replace what Boldin did in the playoffs.

 

For the 49ers all I heard last year was how Colin Kaepernick needs to see receivers open before throwing to them.  Q is the wrong kind of receiver for that, he just out will's his guy for the ball but always looks covered.  It looks like a bad combo to me for that reason.

Chris8
Chris8

Boldin might be the difference for the 49'ers between being a SB winner and a SB loser.  And vise versa for the Ravens.  Of course anything can happen over the length of a season, but I'd have to think this move really gives the 49'ers a better chance of returning to the SB than the Ravens.

 

Boldin is an absolute steal at what they got for him.

RandallAllen
RandallAllen

Notice how Q balks at management and their offers and gets sent to another team?  Second time in his career that it's happened....

ianforbes
ianforbes

I like how Flacco stated before he signed his monster contract that he wanted to ensure that baltimore would have room to keep the core players and be set up to compete for more Super Bowls. He then greedily signs that contract. I guess good 'ol Joe didn't really care about anyone else but good 'ol Joe.Let's see how elite he is now that his best receiver is gone.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

Boldin is worth way more than a 6th and he was cheap at $6 million. Makes you wonder if something else is going on here.

FreddieFunStuff
FreddieFunStuff

Bazinga! Now they can take a shot at a raw speed guy in round 3-4 of the draft and have a great receiving corps. Although this means they're down to a measly 14 PICKS in the draft. Go Niners!

lionoah
lionoah

Did I call that or what? <goes to check other Anquan Boldin salary cut threads> Why yes, I did in fact call it. Time to give up the day job cause San Francisco is going back to the big game folks

JustinPeterson
JustinPeterson

anyways my niners are gonna whoop arse next year

 

Chris10
Chris10

The Ravens are out of their minds.  Trading Boldin for a 6th round pick?!?  Without him they don't make the Superbowl.  Very dumb trade in my opinion.  

keithb
keithb

The 9ers are making moves to win the next Super Bowl. The Ravens are setting themselves up to miss the playoffs.

kyyled55
kyyled55

 @Evan5 Boldin for a 6th is no risk for the niners. If he can't cut it he'll sit like Moss did for the most part. PAGING AJ JENKINS, THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL...

Chris8
Chris8

 @Chris8 Sorry, I mean "at what they gave up for him."

kyyled55
kyyled55

 @ianforbes 20 million + a year in front of you, I'm sure you'd be a team guy and ask for less too. If your name isn't Tom Brady you're a liar.

Evan5
Evan5

No one knows who you are

Evan5
Evan5

The risk is they spend $6M of their cap for someone to whom the QB won't throw the ball.  And Anquan does get ancy when he doesn't get the ball.  Am I wrong for remembering this thought about Kaepernick?  I was pretty sure the idea came from the 49er coaches.

 

Huyz
Huyz

 @kyyled55  @ianforbes it's pretty messed up how all these contracts are getting restructured.  They barely much that much compared to the nba and mlb.  Also the along term injures and medical bills are much higher.