Trent Dilfer has “no intention” to join 49ers

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Trent Dilfer is likely to leave ESPN. If/when he does, he won’t be heading to the 49ers.

More accurately, he has no current plan to join the 49ers.

I have no intention of joining the 49ers,” Dilfer told Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. “I have never been talking with the 49ers about this and I’m focused on continuing my broadcasting opportunities.”

The phrase “no intention” often provides cover for a change of intentions later. And with Dilfer counting 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke as one of Dilfer’s closest friends, whenever Dilfer changes his intentions, the door could swing open.

For now, Dilfer remains employed by ESPN. By saying that he is “focused on continuing my broadcasting opportunities,” Dilfer has essentially confirmed that his eight-year run in Bristol will indeed be ending.

And if those other “broadcasting opportunities” don’t materialize, Dilfer’s intentions could quickly change.

36 responses to “Trent Dilfer has “no intention” to join 49ers

  1. Trent Dilfer?!?! As if he is useful for anything other than a doorstop?!?! Child, please.

  2. I enjoy Dilfer’s enthusiasm but so many of his takes as a broadcaster are just absurd…and man….when he calls games….just brutal.

  3. He would fit right in to that colossus dumpster fire in Santa Clara. Trent Dilfer is horrible.

  4. Incredible how this was one of the most promising teams a few years back and now they are an absolute dumpster fire.

  5. Dilfer is an excellent analyst, very knowledgeable. However, it is necessary to sift through the goofy stuff ESPN requires him to do. Hopefully he will land somewhere at a serious sports network.

  6. I’ve been listening to Dilfer for years and I would swear that he’s already working for the 49ers. He’s probably more valuable to the owner/GM with a microphone in his hands than he would be doing anything football related.

  7. Dilfer is an upgrade over the quarterbacks they have now. Even in retirement. Probably didn’t want to be associated with an organization and fanbase with ties to Dana Stubblefield.

  8. cafetero1075 says:
    May 3, 2016 8:15 AM
    Anything to get him of ESPN would be great, but I don’t watch ESPN really with all those liberal clowns on there.

    Amazing how some people can find a way to make anything political. Personally I just don’t watch ESPN because it’s terrible.

    Also I’m confused as to what capacity Dilfer would be joining the team in since the article gives absolutely no indication

  9. BringBackTheFlex says:
    May 3, 2016 10:30 AM
    But, but, but – He’s a SB winning QB!

    Yes, this is something no person will ever say about Andy Dalton….

  10. Dilfer has literally made things up on ESPN hoping that no one else watched the film to call him out on it. But people do, so we know Trent makes things up to fit his narrative on air.

  11. Dilfer lives on the West Coast. Fox Sports studios are in LA. Hmmm, 5 hour flight and 2 hour car ride plus 3 hour time change (ESPN Bristol) vs. 1 hour flight, 20 minute car ride in same time zone (Fox Sports). CBS and NBC sports still ensconced in NYC. Wonder where he’s going…

    I also wonder if Colin Cowherd is getting commissions for all the ESPN talent he’s recruiting. Jason Whitlock. Skip Bayless. Trent Dilfer (maybe). Lets see if Tim Hasselbeck announces his departure from the Mothership.

  12. Dilfer is a very smart guy with a lot of knowledge. He’d be great as a coach, especially for QBs.

    Note to the ignrorant: you don’t have to be a hall of fame player to be a good coach. The best ones barely even played the game at a high level. It’s their teaching ability that stands out, not their physical ability to play the game.

  13. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 3, 2016 10:04 AM

    Hopefully he will land somewhere at a serious sports network.


    By definition, once he is employed at any network not named ESPN, he will be at a serious sports network.

  14. Getting rid of Dikfer and Jaws from the draft was a great move. Adding Riddick was an even better one.
    So long Dilfer, I wont miss you even a little.

  15. If someone would just put Terry Bradshaw out of our misery, he could take over the FOX desk.

  16. RegisHawk says:
    May 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    If someone would just put Terry Bradshaw out of our misery, he could take over the FOX desk.

    Yeah, I’m a little tired of the “down home” clown show.

  17. terrible qb and even worse talking head. YOU DID NOTHING AS A PLAYER AND talk like you were the best qb of all time. i wish for the day i no longer see his stupid face on tv

  18. onermedboxer says:
    May 3, 2016 8:39 AM

    He’s one of the few people on ESPN, along with Tom Jackson, that I can stomach listening to.
    How can you not like Trey Wingo? I can’t wait till Trey takes the place of Chris Berman.

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