So it's official, Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a contract that will pay Crabtree $32 million over the course of the next six years. The big thing now is whether or not Crabtree is actually worth this money. In my opinion, this conceited pompous prick needs to take a good look in the mirror and realize how much he has hurt his team. The 49ers have miraculously outperformed their expectations without him, going 3-1, so hopefully now that Crabtree is going to be part of the mix their chemistry will not be interrupted. He has missed all of the OTAs (Organized Team Activities), rookie camp, training camp, the preseason, and the first four weeks of the regular season. In my opinion, the 49ers gave this kid a much needed but undeserving second chance. I feel is really suspicious that now that his team is 3-1, he wants to be a part of the team.
After the NFL draft in April, Michael Crabtree was disappointed when fellow wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, from the University of Maryland, was taken over him. Crabtree demanded that he deserved more money than Heyward-Bey, but the truth of the matter is that is not how the NFL draft works, and Crabtree wouldn't accept it. Now, instead of being out on the field outperforming Heyward-Bey on a week by week basis, which wouldn't have been difficult considering the struggles of JaMarcus Russell leading to Heyward-Bey having two receptions on the season for only 36 yards, Crabtree has put himself behind the 8-ball, something that could take him weeks to get over.
In the coming weeks, we will see how Crabtree fares, seeing if he can develop any chemistry with the rolling 49ers offense led by quarterback Shaun Hill. In my opinion, he is going down the road of being a top first round bust, a thing that is becoming more and more prevalant in the NFL these days.