SANTA CLARA — It started and ended with Jerick McKinnon.
The 49ers’ new starting running back scored a 70-yard touchdown on the first play of training camp Thursday morning, and made a 20-yard first-down catch on the final play. He was the star of practice. Not Jimmy Garoppolo.
Garoppolo struggled. He completed just four of nine passes, his throws were erratic and at times he hesitated. He seemed confused, as if brand new to the offense.
Not McKinnon. He seemed like he had been playing in the offense his whole life, even though the 49ers signed him just four months ago.
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