Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

To Stay or Not To Stay: Is Ed Reed Heading To San Francisco?

Ed Reed has been a hot topic of discussion following the Ravens’ Super Bowl win.  However, the question still remains: Will Reed stay or flee Baltimore?

Reed’s teammate in Baltimore, Anquan Boldin, was traded to the 49ers on Monday for a sixth-round draft pick.  Boldin was an integral part in leading Baltimore to this year’s Super Bowl and his departure has created quite a stir.

A recent rumor has spawned garnering as much attention as the Boldin swap.  It is being reported by NBC Sports that Ravens’ safety Ed Reed has hired an agent and the 49ers are in prime position to land the 34-year-old.

Per NBC Sports:

A league source with extensive knowledge of the current safety market believes that the 49ers could land Ravens’ safety Ed Reed.”

The 49ers could use another veteran safety, and in my opinion Reed’s services would fit perfectly in San Francisco.  The 49ers list Donte Whitner (7th year), C.J. Spillman (4th year), Trenton Robinson (Rookie) Darcel McBath (3rd year) and Dashon Goldson (6th year) – who will be “the hottest free agent on the safety market”, according to NBC Sports.

While Reed is no spring chicken, what he would bring to San Francisco is his leadership and his aggressiveness on the field – with a hefty price of course.

Should Reed choose to leave Baltimore, why not suit up for San Francisco?  Under Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers have a legitimate shot at returning to next year’s Super Bowl.  Couple Harbaugh’s passion with Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis and a promising quarterback, I wouldn’t be at all shocked if Reed was hoisting up yet another Super Bowl trophy.

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