3 time Super Bowl winner Steve Young revealed in a recent interview that he thinks star QB Zach Wilson could be the second coming of Patrick Mahomes. Young was quick to praise the 49ers organisation and believes that San Francisco’s Super Bowl window might have been reset.
The San Francisco 49ers recently traded away 2 first-round picks, a third-rounder and their 12th pick to the Miami Dolphins for the 3rd pick. 4 quarterbacks are predicted to go within the first 4 picks so the 49ers will be in prime position to draft an elite talent.
Filed to ESPN: Dolphins trading No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources.
Blockbuster deal with massive ramifications for years to come. pic.twitter.com/nRLMUaWGo5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence is pretty much a lock to go No.1. However, the other 3 QBs also have draft analysts jumping in their seats. BYU’s Zach Wilson, Ohio States Justin Fields and NDSU’s Trey Lance all have top tier QB talent.
The 49ers could also be bold and draft Heisman finalist QB, Mac Jones, out of Alabama. Shanahan’s prototype his first four seasons was to have a tough, pocket-minded quarterback who could get the ball out quick on short-to-intermediate throws while directing a motion-oriented, run-dominant system. Alabama’s Mac Jones could be that guy.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) March 26, 2021
Steve Young weighed in on the Zach Wilson elite-level talent.
“There’s a lot of ways that you can try to cut this, but the facts are with Zach Wilson, is that he, every time they ask more of him, he gave you even more,” Young said. “It was like an Indy car driver. Can you go 210? No, I can go 230. Well, can you go 240? No, I can go 270. Miles per hour I mean. And so in many ways, that’s what the excitement is about Zach.”
“That’s the throw of the Pro Day season right now.”
Zach Wilson showing off 🤫
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 26, 2021
Young added, “I watch [Zach Wilson] and I want to watch more of him. There are few guys I want to watch more of. He’s a good young player. He’s a hard-working, good kid.”
Steve Young also spoke on Ohio State’s Justin Fields. “Now if you kind of want to parse it, we can do that all day long and it’s a lot of fun because Zach Wilson, look, Justin’s played against the top college performers. He’s been in big games. He grew up in Ohio State, which there’s a certain kind sense of competition that you see.”
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) March 26, 2021
— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) March 27, 2021
Steve Young also went to BYU, so it’s natural to assume that he would be heavy on Zach Wilson over the others. But after Wilson’s electric Pro Day last Friday, he has a lot of analysts questioning whether Zach could go on to be the best quarterback in the Draft. Regardless, it will be very interesting to see how the draft day plays out.