Personally... I hope Sheard is brought back, but NOT as a starter. I think he’d be excellent as a quality backup and clubhouse leader where he excelled.
Ballard likes having 10 dl’s on the roster. I hope Sheard is one of them.
For us long term fans this is nothing to lose sleep over.
IMO we are in good hands with Ballard.
Deep down most of us know we are a better than what our record was this last season.
We sure as hades are better than we were before Harbaugh > Manning arrived.
I hope ballard throws some genius into the recipe the next couple years. Right now, I can sense the feeling of hopeless brewing with Andrew retiring, and now all the Castanzo talk has me a bit down. Remember when Castanzo was out in 2018? This line majorly suffered in every way, and to need to put more into the oline is really going to set us back unless a great QB falls into our lap.