The San Francisco 49ers have been looking for another wide receiver this offseason, and according to reports they may have zeroed in on a new target. According to a report from CSN Bay Area, the 49ers are beginning to show serious interest in Brandon Lloyd. He didn’t play in the NFL last year, but has had a very successful career to this point and would be a nice addition for the 49ers’ depth.
Sources: The 49ers are in talks with WR Brandon Lloyd, who did not play last season, about a possible return. http://t.co/spSxtMDQDW
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 10, 2014
Lloyd played in San Francisco for the first three seasons of his NFL career, and they were a very successful three years. It isn’t clear exactly what type of role he would have this year if he does sign, but he likely would see the field a decent amount. He last played in 2012 with the Patriots, but has said that he feels healthy and ready to contribute to any team that gives him the chance.
In 2012 with the Patriots, Lloyd played in 16 regular season games. He caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns in those games, and was a big piece of the New England offense. If he is able to get back to that type of production, the 49ers’ offense would get a very nice shock to the wide receiving corps.
Overall, this would be a very intriguing move to see made for the 49ers. Lloyd used to be a playmaker in the league and is very adamant about his ability to get back to producing for a new team. The 49ers are certainly Super Bowl contenders, and a nice addition to their aerial attack would be a big move for the team.