49ers rumors have been attempting to answer the question of whether or not the San Francisco 49ers are legitimate players to bring former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson back to his Bay Area roots.
According to Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com, the San Francisco 49ers may actually be in play to land the 27-year-old free agent wideout, despite several reports that the 49ers' cap situation would prohibit them from making a legitimate offer.
The San Francisco 49ers currently have about $4.71 million, and according to Fitzgerald, would need to structure any potential contract with Jackson with a low base salary in 2014 --exponentially increasing the value and cap hit for the deal as it progressed.
The other thing which would most likely need to place in order for the San Francisco 49ers to afford both a possible Colin Kaepernick extension and DeSean Jackson would be for the 49ers to cut Anquan Boldin before the 2015 NFL season -- saving a significant portion of his $6.6 million cap hit in 2015.
All of this is purely conjecture at this point, as several teams including the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills have significant cap space in the here and now which could sway the three-time NFL Pro Bowler their way.
However, 49ers fans who have been clamoring for DeSean Jackson to suit up in the trademark red and gold now have a viable set of circumstances they can point to in hopes of bringing the former California Golden Bear back home.