REPORT: San Francisco 49ers Are Signing Veteran Quarterback-Turned-Tight End To Bolster Their Offense

The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly close to signing a former Washington Commanders star tight end to bolster their depth on offense.

According to a report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the San Francisco 49ers are in the midst of “finalizing a deal with” ex-Commanders tight end Logan Thomas, who was released in a cap-saving move earlier this offseason.

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Thomas will join a San Francisco offense that isn’t short of star power, including offensive tackle Trent Williams, running back Christian McCaffrey, wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, quarterback Brock Purdy and tight end George Kittle.

A fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2014, Thomas began his career as a quarterback, seeing limited action in two games as a rookie. After bouncing around several teams’ practice squads, he secured a spot on the Buffalo Bills as a tight end, playing in 12 games during the 2017 season.

Thomas really made a name for himself when he had a career year with Washington in 2020 by racking up 72 receptions for 670 yards and six touchdowns.

Unfortunately, injuries limited Thomas to 20 total game appearances over the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Last season, he finished with 55 receptions) 496 yards and four receiving touchdowns.

Now, Logan Thomas gets the chance to pursue a Super Bowl as he tries to help the San Francisco 49ers get over last season’s devastating big game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

A Savvy Pickup By The San Francisco 49ers

You can never have too much offensive depth in the NFL these days, and Logan Thomas can only be an upgrade over the other TEs on San Francisco’s roster.

Thomas won’t see too many touches with the 49ers already boasting four superstar-level skill position guys on offense, but his experience and leadership could be valuable factors in the team’s quest for a Super Bowl title.

Both Aiyuk and Samuel have been widely mentioned in trade rumors this offseason. If one of them gets traded, then a spot could open up for Thomas to enjoy a bigger role in two TE sets.

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