As with any business venture, general managers of NFL franchises seek quality returns on their investments—in this case, the players signed through free agency.
And more specifically, San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke and the free agent class of 2012.
That quality return entails everything from wide receivers filling up the stat sheet, to running backs moving the chains on third-down, to defensive backs shutting down the opposition’s aerial attack.
All as long as the particular player’s production contributes to the success of the team—i.e., winning football games.
This article highlights the players available on the market that will do just the opposite.
Baalke and the rest of the 49ers organization must abandon any notion of signing these men if they wish to continue their winning ways in 2012.