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  • By Sterling Bennett
    Jul 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM 0 comments
    Raheem Mostert burst onto the scene in 2019, leading running backs with 5.6 yards per attempt and scoring a career-high eight touchdowns. After playing for seven different teams over the span of two seasons, Mostert cemented himself as the number one back in Kyle Shanahan's system in his fourth year with the 49ers. No longer was Mostert strictly a special teams player but rather an integral piece in the 49ers' Super Bowl run. Topping off his 2019 campaign with a record-breaking NFC Championship game vs. the Packers, Mostert totaled 220 yards and four touchdowns, leading the charge for the league's second-ranked rushing attack. As fast as he ascended, Mostert's future with...
  • By Sterling Bennett
    May 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM 5 comments
    John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan are widely considered to be one of the best general manager/head coach combos in the NFL. Taking a team from 6-10 to 13-3 and a Super Bowl appearance in three years will do that, but with success come a few misfires. 2020 marks the first year of the Lynch and Shanahan regime's decisions to pick up the 5th-year options of its first draft with the 49ers. 2017 number three overall pick Solomon Thomas already had his option declined, saving the team an estimated $12 million in...
  • By Sterling Bennett
    May 7, 2020 at 7:00 AM 2 comments
    The Niners enter the 2020 season with very few holes on the roster following an NFL Draft where they added Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to replace DeForest Buckner and Emmanuel Sanders, while trading for Trent Williams after 13-year veteran Joe Staley announced his retirement Despite the youthful acquisitions, the 49ers did not add anything new to the roster. Instead, they replaced what was already there. San Francisco will be reliant on returning injured players to be the "acquisitions" for the upcoming season. Former third-round pick Jalen Hurd has been medically cleared, according to 49ers' GM John Lynch. Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite target in 2017, Trent Taylor, is currently rehabbing and is expected to be ready for the start of the season. Even 2020...
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