The Niners do not have a WR1. And that’s just fine. It might even be part of the plan.
Would Shanahan love to have Julio Jones on his team again? Sure — if it didn’t require a trade and he wasn’t too expensive. Maybe he’ll join up with Shanahan again when his contract runs out in 5 years, or sooner if he’s cut for money reasons.
But the identity of this franchise is no name, unpretentious, team players. They are doing the dirty work. Players are as happy to block as to catch passes. Squads of wide receivers and running backs, not a marquee star — who can get injured or develop an attitude.