• By Marc Adams
    Jul 27, 2021 at 3:14 PM 225 comments
    We have finally arrived! The San Francisco 49ers players have reported to training camp, and tomorrow will have their first practice. This is the best time of the year for football fans. And it is the best time of the year to make your football predictions. So with that in mind, here are my somewhat bold 49ers predictions. 1. Trey Sermon will lead the team in rushing yards. The rookie running back may not be as explosive as Raheem Mostert, but he has a better chance of staying healthy. I believe the offensive staff will limit Mostert's carries, and Sermon fits the 49ers...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jul 25, 2021 at 10:45 AM 0 comments
    On July 6th, I gave my initial thoughts on what a Fred Warner extension could potentially look like and just two weeks later, the linebacker signed a massive extension to stay with the 49ers. Warner's five-year deal has a potential value of $95.225 million, including $40.5 million guaranteed. The extension kicks in during the 2022 season, not the upcoming year, keeping Warner's current cap hit the same at a very reasonable $3.636 million. Per Spotrac, Warner's cap hits are $8.164 million, $18.525 million, $22.1 million, $24.45 million, and $21.986 million from 2022–2026, respectively. He earns $40.5 million in total guarantees to go...
  • By Marc Adams
    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM 145 comments
    How well do the 2021 49ers stack up to the 2019 team? Yesterday we took a look at the 2021 San Francisco 49ers offense to see how they compare with the team's offense from 2019. Some have said this year's team will be better than the 2019 team, while others have suggested that won't be the case. In our very scientific investigation, we determined the 2021 offense will be better than the 2019 offense. Today, we will take a look at the defenses. Interior Defensive Line Leading up to the 2020 draft, the 49ers traded away DeForest Buckner. They selected...
  • By Site Staff
    Jul 23, 2021 at 11:06 AM 1 comment
    Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when the team opens the regular season on September 12 against the Detroit Lions. How long he remains the starter is the question. San Francisco traded up to draft Garoppolo's eventual successor, Trey Lance, at No. 3 overall. He will bring a much different dynamic to head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense. The inexperienced quarterback just needs time to learn and master the playbook and scheme. We asked our 49ers Webzone contributors to predict when Lance will get his first start. Below are the responses in the order in which they were received. Chaz Inouye The 49ers should get off to a strong start with what looks to be an easy schedule to begin the season with...
  • By Marc Adams
    Jul 23, 2021 at 9:56 AM 104 comments
    How well do the 2021 49ers stack up to the 2019 team? Lately I have listened to some podcasts and read some tweets comparing the current San Francisco 49ers team (2021) to the 2019 team that fell just short of winning the Super Bowl. I find the comparison interesting. And since many people quickly assume the 2021 49ers are not as good as the 2019 team, I wanted to take a look for myself. So as we prepare for the team to report on Tuesday, let's compare the two teams, position by position. For the purpose of this very scientific experiment, we will assume everyone is healthy (even though that never happens). Let's start on offense. The defensive comparison is coming soon. Offense Quarterback:...
  • By Marc Adams
    Jul 20, 2021 at 12:58 PM 1 comment
    Wait...what? Who writes an article about beat writers? Whose stupid idea was this? We like to read about players and coaches...the team - not the people who cover them. Right? We are just one week away from the San Francisco 49ers reporting to training camp. Although the first practice does not start until Saturday, July 31st, the players will begin filing in next Tuesday (July 27th). So I thought I would share my favorite follows, when it comes to 49ers news and content. And though this may end up being a train wreck of an idea, here are some of the really talented people who keep me informed: For 49ers news, notes, content We have many great people who cover the 49ers. The two beat writers I most recommend are...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jul 19, 2021 at 1:45 PM 43 comments
    Even though we are still in the midst of the 2021 offseason, it is never too early to look forward to the 2022 offseason. The 49ers were able to bring back several key players this offseason on one-year deals, but that means those players will once again be impending free agents. With that said, let's rank the top five 49er free agents in 2022 in terms of value. Honorable Mentions DT D.J. Jones Jones slots in as a honorable mention on this free agent list after returning to the 49ers on a one-year deal this offseason. Jones, a sixth-round pick in 2017, started every game he played last season, racking up 20 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, and three sacks. He makes this list as an...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Jul 11, 2021 at 7:59 PM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers begin training camp practices on July 31st and are looking to make another Super Bowl run. Like all training camps, there will be intriguing position battles, but many fans love to see the players who come out nowhere to make the roster on a championship team. This year's Niners team has many players on the current roster who have the ability to either be deep at the bottom of the depth chart or climb their way up. Let's take a look at some of those names. Quarterback Josh Rosen Out of all players who will be on this list, the former Bruin star quarterback has a chance to redeem himself and learn from one of the best offensive play-callers in the game. Josh Rosen was drafted 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jul 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM 1 comment
    With training camp just weeks away, the next task at hand for the 49ers is a potential Fred Warner extension Warner, a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, has been the heart of the 49ers defense since his rookie season, during which he started all 16 games. Being a one-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro selection, Warner is certainly primed for a potential record-setting extension, and it would be smart for the 49ers to lock up their star linebacker sooner than later. During his media availability, head coach Kyle Shanahan himself expressed the sentiment to get a deal done soon. "I want to get it done, personally," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier this offseason. "I kind of feel like I'd say the same about him as I did about...
  • By Kirk Larrabee
    Jun 30, 2021 at 10:58 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers record book is filled with extraordinary achievements, some of which may never be matched (such as the many jaw-dropping records set by Jerry Rice). But there are a few notable marks that will eventually be broken, especially now that a 17-game schedule is on the way. Let's take a look at five of them here. Four of them are regular season records, while the last one is a career accomplishment that could be in jeopardy of falling within a couple years. * Passing yards, single season (Jeff Garcia, 4,278; 2000) It seems like it's only a matter of time before this mark falls in Kyle Shanahan's offense. Jimmy Garoppolo came within shouting distance of Garcia's record when he threw for 3,978 yards in 2019, which is...
  • By Brian Renick
    Jun 28, 2021 at 1:01 PM 83 comments
    The incredibly dead portion of the NFL calendar is upon us. It's a time when the mind begins to wander without anything football-related to truly engage with. As a football fan, and a member of The Faithful, this inevitably leads to more thoughts about the Trey Lance vs. Jimmy Garoppolo debate. I believe the best-case scenario for the 49ers would be for Jimmy Garoppolo to start, and succeed, during the early portion of the season. This would build up his trade value and make him a possible target for a team at the trade deadline. Recouping some of the draft capital the team gave up to draft Lance #3 overall would be the icing on the cake for GM John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, who are already thrilled with getting "their guy" at the most important position on the...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jun 28, 2021 at 12:15 PM 303 comments
    In the 2018 NFL offseason, Richard Sherman shocked the world by signing with his division rival, the San Francisco 49ers on a three-year, $39 million deal. Three years later, he returns to the free agency market, and is still looking for a home next year. Sherman, regarded as one of the top corners over the past decade, played in only five games last season due to calf injuries and has also torn his Achilles in the past, raising questions of whether he can still play at a high level. Regardless, the 49ers should love to bring him back, even as a depth piece, because of his leadership ability and football mind. However, don't count on it. This offseason, the 49ers brought back all three of their top corners last season: Jason...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jun 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM 318 comments
    After reaching the Super Bowl in 2019, the 49ers had a disappointing season in 2020, going 6–10, as they suffered several key injuries. Star pass rusher Nick Bosa and rotational piece Solomon Thomas both tore their ACLs during Week Two, effectively ending both of their seasons. Then, as the season progressed, Raheem Mostert, Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Dee Ford, and other valuable pieces all faced the injury bug, ending the 49ers' playoff hopes much earlier than expected. Coming into the 2021 season, the 49ers are once again tasked with heavy expectations, as they have a relatively healthy roster, and talent on both sides of the ball. During the offseason, the 49ers shocked the NFL world by re-signing almost all...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jun 24, 2021 at 2:56 PM 158 comments
    Training camp is just over one month away, and is the next stage in the San Francisco 49ers' offseason program. While it may be a time to get reps for some players, others will be fighting for a roster spot, and maybe even a starter role. The main spotlight will be on the quarterbacks, despite coach Kyle Shanahan indicating on the TK Show podcast that it would be difficult for rookie Trey Lance to be the starter come Week 1. However, there are five other position groups that face implications as a result of the upcoming training camp battles. 1. Wide Receivers The first battle will come within the wide receiver group. The first two spots, filled...
  • By Rohan Chakravarthi
    Jun 21, 2021 at 2:15 PM 0 comments
    With organized team activities (OTAs) over, teams are beginning to look forward to training camp, which begins in July. The 49ers were one of the most injury-riddled teams in 2021, and have had their fair share of bad luck already, as running back Jeff Wilson tore his meniscus, swing tackle Justin Skule tore his ACL, and safety Tarvarius Moore tore his Achilles. Still, there is much to look forward to, starting with these five players who are poised to breakout in 2021. 1. DT Javon Kinlaw Perhaps the most obvious pick on the list, Kinlaw seems to be on the verge of breaking out in his sophomore season. Last season, Kinlaw played in 14 games, starting 12, and had 33 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception to go...
  • By Allan McBride
    Jun 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM 2 comments
    With a new NFL season around the corner, coaching staffs are starting to get a feel for the teams they will be marching into battle with. The San Francisco 49ers have spent the last few months solidifying their roster from top to bottom. With many key players returning from injury, the 49ers have a strong group, with most of the starting positions locked up. There will be several depth positions available for grabs. After a disastrous 2020 season, the 49ers learned that quality depth at all position groups is critical. Here are a few players who find themselves on the roster bubble and will all need to stand out in training camp if they want to earn a roster spot. Josh Rosen, QB ...
  • By Justin Wong
    Jun 9, 2021 at 5:48 PM 0 comments
    My apologies for the delay on my end for the two-week hiatus--life comes at you fast! I plan on finishing off the "For The Record" series with the remaining players along with a full evaluation of the 49ers' draft class with consideration to the recent training camp injuries (safety Tarvarius Moore, offensive lineman Justin Skule). While NFL Draft pundits and fans alike can give instant reactions to their team's player selections, it's easy to forget that the true value of the picks cannot be fully assessed until after a couple of seasons. Some players become instant starters (Nick Bosa), while others remain works in progress (Javon Kinlaw). Having said that, I want to pull out the receipts on what draft analysts were saying prior to the draft, along with their...
  • By Marc Adams
    Jun 4, 2021 at 12:27 PM 11 comments
    As hard as it is to believe, no rookie has ever won the Super Bowl as a starting quarterback. You would think that after 55 years of Super Bowls, at least one rookie quarterback would have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy following his team's victory. But it has not happened. In fact, no rookie quarterback has even led his team to the game. None. In 55 years! A few have come close. Only three have led their teams as far as the conference championship game. In 2004, Ben Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the AFC Championship Game. Mark Sanchez took the New York Jets to the AFC Championship...
  • By Martin Jacobs
    Jun 4, 2021 at 10:18 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers were one of three teams from the old All-American Football Conference to join the NFL in 1950. The others were the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts. When the schedule was announced, some NFL owners balked about playing in San Francisco because, they claimed, the cost of traveling to the West Coast was too high and that the 49ers' ticket prices were too low. The 49ers charged $3.60 for seats between the 30- and 50-yard line, $2.40 for other reserved seats, $1.80 for general admission, and 50 cents for children under twelve at Kezar Stadium. So then, team owner Tony Morabito hiked the tariff to $3.75, $3, and $2, maintaining 50 cents for youngsters. Still, the 49er prices were the lowest in the league. After a sorry 1-4 exhibition season...
  • By Don Atkinson
    May 31, 2021 at 4:49 PM 2 comments
    It was just three short years ago that the San Francisco 49ers took a chance on linebacker Fred Warner in Round 3 of the 2018 NFL draft. Warner was then a well-regarded but largely overlooked outside linebacker out of BYU, and only a few teams had him in their top tier at the position. In fact, eight linebackers went ahead of Warner in the draft that year, but the 49ers saw something special in the West Coast native and brought him home with the 70th pick overall. That pick has already proven to be one of the best made by the franchise in the last three decades. You would likely have to go back to 2013 (when Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks were on the field together) to find a group of linebackers that struck much fear in opposing offenses. There...
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