Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images The 49ers could find themselves in a tough spot after this season if Kinlaw has a big year When you think about the 49ers entering training camp, it’s easy to get excited about individual matchups like Trent Williams versus Nick Bosa and George Kittle going head-to-head against Fred Warner. There are a couple of … [Read more...] about Is one year of dominant play from Javon Kinlaw enough to warrant an extension?
Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Friday, May 20th, 2022 Branch: 49ers’ Jason Poe was so bad in ninth grade, his coach urged him not to play (paywall) “We were thinking, ‘OK, if he sticks it out he’s going to be a lifetime scout-team O-line guy and hopefully on senior night we can get him in for a couple reps somewhere,” Strickland said. “We had no idea. I’m telling you, … [Read more...] about Golden Nuggets: Handle your doubters today like you’re Jason Poe
That’s up seven spots from last year’s ranking of 38 NBC Sports’ Chris Simms is counting down his top 40 quarterbacks, and just nine QBs in, he’s already landed on Trey Lance. During the Simms Unbuttoned podcast segment, Chris broke down both where he sees Lance as a quarterback right now and where the 49ers can go this season as a team with him under center. The whole segment … [Read more...] about 49ers in Five: Chris Simms ranks Trey Lance 31st best quarterback in the NFL
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher wasn’t alone in getting called out by Alabama coach Nick Saban on Wednesday night regarding the chaos created by name, image, and likeness payments. Jackson State coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders heard it, too. “Hell, read about it in the paper,” Saban said Wednesday at an [more] … [Read more...] about Deion Sanders: Nick Saban wasn’t talking to Jimbo Fisher and me, Saban was talking to his boosters
Washington had spent seven years with the 49ers, a stretch which overlapped with Adofo-Mensah’s time in that organization. For the past two seasons, Washington served as San Francisco’s director of research and development, the same title Adofo-Mensah held with the Browns prior to his hire. The pair will now reunite and, along with new head coach Kevin O’Connell, oversee the … [Read more...] about Vikings Hire Demitrius Washington As VP Of Football Operations
It was something of a miracle that offensive lineman Jason Poe even landed a UDFA deal with the 49ers. His college, Mercer has zero players in the NFL. Their last alum to play in the NFL was Wesley Duke in 2005, and he only played basketball for the school since they didn’t have a football program then. Poe’s miracle began well before that though, and his climb from square one … [Read more...] about 49ers UDFA was asked by high school coaches not to play
The seemingly perpetual Jimmy Garoppolo saga may not last long after Garoppolo’s return to action from offseason shoulder surgery. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer on Thursday said in mailbag he expects there to be a resolution to Garoppolo’s situation in early July. In response to a question about when Garoppolo will be traded, Breer wrote that July 1 is a date to watch. Via … [Read more...] about Albert Breer expects resolution to Jimmy Garoppolo saga in early July
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Looking at the 49ers former rookie defensive lineman and other recent rookie pass rushers to figure out the answer The videos of Drake Jackson doing backflips into a swimming pool or crazy workouts in the gym will never get old. It’ll be easy to root for an uber-athletic edge rusher who is nowhere near his ceiling. But what are realistic … [Read more...] about Realistic rookie expectations: What’s a productive season for Drake Jackson in 2022?
Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports This week’s guest on the Gold Standard podcast doesn’t think so If the 49ers were playing a game of poker, all their chips would be in the center of the table right now. They traded three first-round picks (plus more) to move up to draft Trey Lance, and now it appears he’s going to be in the driver’s seat in 2022. Conventional wisdom … [Read more...] about Gold Standard: Is Kyle Shanahan’s future with the 49ers tied to Trey Lance’s success?