This might just be further proof that Elon Musk has ruined Twitter for everyone. On Tuesday, shortly after the trade deadline, a report made its way to social media that the NY Giants and 49ers had a deal in place to send Adoree' Jackson to San Francisco, but NY didn't report it to the league in time.
Fake news all the way, folks. However, countless people (inlcuding us for five seconds) believed that general manager Joe Schoen and the G-Men blew it. On Wednesday, 49ers general manager John Lynch was asked about the report of the trade nearly being completed and he sent it to the moon:
The Giants and 49ers were never close on a trade for Adoree' Jackson
There you have it. Lynch said the fake story was 'not true at all' and that Jackson was nowhere near to landing with the NFC West side. If anything, this is another reminder that the blue check on Twitter is meaningless these days. We're not even going to mention the account that brought up the trade in the first place.
While Jackson has ended up staying with the G-Men, there was plenty of speculation that he'd be moved this week. The veteran cornerback is in the last year of his contract and it doesn't look like there's a strong chance he'll be returning next season.
This was also the case with Leonard Williams, but Schoen was able to get quite the haul in return for him. In case you somehow missed it, the Giants and Schoen traded Williams to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a pair of draft picks, including a second-rounder this spring.
That's quite the return, even if the Giants are taking on the majority of his salary for the rest of the year. In the end, Williams was the only Big Blue stud traded this week. Jackson will hope to make some big plays for the Giants the rest of the way in '23, while the 49ers and Lynch will push for a Super Bowl run without him.