Originally Posted by BroncoMan4ever
The thing I don't understand is once the Megatron deal never materialized, why Shanahan didn't make a play to acquire a pick from 3-7 and bring in the best remaining playmaker in that draft. RB was the biggest need for that team and Peterson was the best available and one of the best seen in years.
Because Matt Millen was the GM. The deal was verbally made at the combine, and apparently the price was right according to Shanny. Then Millen saw the light and backed out. Obviously, no one else would accept the price that Shanny made with Millen.