With Brandon Marshall in Miami, one of the current wideouts on the team was no longer needed.
Enter Ted Ginn. Or, actually, exit.
Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Ginn has been traded to the 49ers for a 2010 late-round draft pick. It’s a fairly dramatic plunge for a guy who was the ninth overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Ginn never really caught on with the Dolphins, due primarily to an inability to, you know, catch. But he has compelling skills in the return game; on the same day that reports surfaced of former Dolphins great Bob Kuechenberg calling Ginn an “embarrassment and a coward,” Ginn returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in an upset win over the Jets.
The performance secured for Ginn not only AFC special teams player of the week honors, but also the conference player of the month crown.
In San Fran, he’ll boost the return game and, if Michael Crabtree becomes a special player, enjoy plenty of Alvin Harper-style attention in the passing game.
The only remaining question is whether he’ll continue to drop his chances to become a complete wideout.