Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, who starred for the 49ers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said on Wednesday night’s SportsCenter that Crabtree possibly doesn’t want to play for Young’s former team.
Though it was difficult to tell whether Young was speculating or pontificating, he’s the first person to raise the possibility that the lingering impasse might not be about money.
Part of the problem, as Young explained it, is the quality of the quarterbacks in San Francisco, and the potential impact of a mediocre passing attack on Crabtree’s off-field earning potential.
So stay tuned. Just as it appeared that Crabtree might be getting ready to cave, Young has painted a much less flattering picture for the Niners.