Before Sunday’s games, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the tea leaves point to 49ers Michael Crabtree re-entering the draft in 2010. FOX’s Jay Glazer pointed to mixed signals regarding Crabtree’s status.
We’re now hearing that, after the 49ers went into Arizona and knocked off the defending NFC champs without Crabtree, the tenth overall pick in the draft is getting nervous.
We’re told that 49ers players who spoke with Crabtree after the game detected anxiety on his part, and there’s now a sense that he might be getting ready to take the offer that the 49ers have left on the table throughout training camp and the preseason.
Glazer suggested yesterday that the 49ers might begin to modify their offer, now that Crabtree is missing regular-season games. Though it remains to be seen whether the team takes this bold (but wise) step, we think that Crabtree will either break or harden his position to the point of a full-season holdout within the next week or so.