Jed York, Twitter savant?
The 49ers CEO posted a cryptic tweet about how many "miles" he wanted to run Thursday afternoon before the 2021 NFL Draft, and referred to very specific numbers: 1, 5, 10, 12, 16, and 1 again. Those numbers, in fact, had a meaning.
While it's clear the 49ers are going to choose a quarterback in with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, York's inclusion of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' No. 12 is interesting.
The nine-time Pro Bowler reportedly is unhappy with the Packers and it was reported the 49ers called the Packers on Wednesday to check in on a possible Rodgers trade. As of now, it appears the Packers don’t want to part with him.
Meanwhile, York has been tweeting up a storm all day in anticipation for the draft.
He revealed he doesn’t even know who the team will select at the No. 3 pick. He’s going to learn the news along with the rest of us during the event, which begins Thursday at 5 p.m.
49ers general manager John Lynch was going to tell York the pick, but he opted to wait.
“Gotta watch tonight,” York tweeted.
It later appeared York might have regretted his decision, though.
The 49ers have the biggest pick of the draft, or at least the one with the most attention, after the team traded up to acquire the spot.
The speculations, the mock drafts, and the rumors are have pained an interesting journey to Thursday night. But we’ll know soon enough coming out of Cleveland.
If the 49ers don't end up with Rodgers, most mocks have the 49ers taking Alabama quarterback Mac Jones. But we won’t know until the team is on the clock.