The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they inked WR Brandon Lloyd to a one-year deal. An article I wrote earlier as I said the 49ers may give him a second chance, it turns out he will now have that opportunity. A player I was highly in favor of as I said:
“An electrifying playmaker who can easily snare one-handed catches while being a solid deep-threat, Lloyd would be a nice addition to the 49ers receiving core. In three seasons in San Francisco, Lloyd played in 45 games while racking up 105 catches for 1,510 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns. And despite those stats not being eye-popping his ability to stretch the field has proven to be a valuable asset when given the opportunity.
In 2010 with the Denver Broncos, Lloyd had a career season in which he amassed 77 catches for 1,448 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns. The following season he had 70 catches for 966 receiving yards and five touchdowns while finishing 2012 with 74 catches for 911 receiving yards and four touchdowns. A player that would be a viable No. 3 option, it’s no surprise the 49ers are in the market for a serviceable wide receiver as they missed out on WR Julian Edelman, WR Emmanuel Sanders, and WR DeSean Jackson earlier.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) April 15, 2014
Originally a 2003 fourth-round draft pick (No. 124), it will be interesting to see if this fighting Illini can prove his worth a second time around as WR A.J. Jenkins couldn’t get the job done.”
Now that Lloyd is officially back with the club, I can now bust out my old No. 85 Lloyd jersey as he was my favorite player during that time. Too bad he will have to choose a new number as TE Vernon Davis currently holds that number on lock down.