With the trade deadline just 11 days away, the 49ers are shopping 2018 second-round pick Dante Pettis according to a report by Albert Breer in the Monday Morning Quarterback.
It’s fairly shocking that just over two years since being drafted, the only thing surprising about the news is that it took this long. It’s unclear what the 49ers would be able to get for Pettis, who doesn’t have a single reception this season and has been targeted only once, despite the fact that the 49ers’ receiving corps was without both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk to start the season.
It’s been a consistent regression for Pettis, who showed flashes while catching 27 passes in his rookie season, but only 11 last year. Pettis was the subject of public criticism from Shanahan last season, likely an attempt to motivate the 25-year-old which doesn’t seem to have worked.
Pettis finds himself last on the receiver depth chart, behind Samuel, Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor and Richie James Jr. Pettis has been listed has inactive for the last two games.