Steve Young on Trey Lance

The quarterback situation is one of the most prominent questions hanging over the San Francisco 49ers as they head into 2022. Many point to Trey Lance taking over as part of their reasoning for expecting the 49ers to have a down season and miss out on the playoffs. On Monday, former 49ers quarterback Steve Young was a guest on the Rich Eisen Show. Eisen pointed out to the Hall of…

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Predicting the 49ers 2022 record

The San Francisco 49ers announced their 2022 regular season schedule last Thursday. The 49ers will face the NFC South and AFC West in cross-divisional play, while continuing to face their NFC West opponents twice a year. San Francisco will also host the Miami Dolphins and Washington Commanders and visit the Chicago Bears. The visit to Chicago will mark the fourth time in five seasons that San Francisco has opened the…

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49ers rookies make impressions during first practice

The 49ers opened rookie mini-camp Friday afternoon. All nine 2022 draft picks were in attendance, the entire 14 player undrafted free agent class, and 13 tryout players. Also in attendance were fullback Josh Hokit, offensive lineman Alfredo Gutierrez and wide receiver Conor Wedington, all of whom were on San Francisco’s practice squad in 2021.   Here is what stood out from the 80-minute practice, watched from the sidelines by former…

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49ers announce 2022 schedule

The 49ers opponents for the 2022 season have been known since early January. On May 4, the NFL announced its international slate of games. Included was San Francisco traveling to Mexico City to take on the Arizona Cardinals on November 21 at Estadio Azteca. The Monday night contest will be the second time San Francisco and Arizona have met in Mexico’s capital city. On Thursday, the NFL announced the dates…

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Why so many doubt Trey Lance

Hearing negative comments about Trey Lance from a national media member has become almost a daily occurrence this offseason. Last week we heard Fansided’s national NFL insider Matt Lombardo tell 95.7 The Game that 49ers coaches have been “continually underwhelmed” by Lance. Lombardo is from Philadelphia.  “This all stems from a conversation that I had with an executive who’s pretty tight with people within the 49ers organization. Then following up…

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Is Purdy to Lance what Cousins was to Griffin III?

Since San Francisco used the final pick of the 2022 draft on Purdy, some among the fan base have been vocal about the former Iowa State product supplanting Lance as the 49ers starting quarterback. Is there any validity to this belief? Shanahan was in his third season working underneath his father Mike as the offensive coordinator in Washington when the team used three first-round picks and a second-round pick to…

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Is this the final 49ers season for these five players?

Since joining the 49ers in 2017, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have built one of the best rosters in the NFL. Their first three drafts resulted in at least one player becoming an All-Pro. Since 2019, San Francisco has drafted 21 players, and 18 are still on the roster. George Kittle is among the best at his position in the game, same with Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and Nick Bosa….

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49ers Mailbag- A running back in round 3?

Last weekend the 49ers added 23 new players to their roster. They started by using all nine of their draft picks and followed up by adding 14 undrafted free agents. There were a number of questions about the 49ers selections, with their decision to take a running back in the third round drawing the most attention. That’s were we will kick off our post-draft mailbag. J_Churn, @j_churn – What possible…

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Gambling on Garoppolo could burn 49ers

San Francisco is stuck with Jimmy Garoppolo for now. If the 49ers release the veteran quarterback now, they will lose $7.5 million in possible cap savings due to the shoulder injury sustained against Dallas and the subsequent surgery. If they wait until Garoppolo can pass a physical, they could find a trade or release and free up $25.55 million in much-needed salary-cap space. Or the team could keep him on…

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49ers 2022 draft review

The 49ers addressed every area of need they had heading into the 2022 NFL Draft weekend. San Francisco headed into the draft needing to address edge pass rusher, the interior of their offensive line, cornerback, safety, running back, and a wide receiver with speed. It’s important to remember the draft is about more than finding players who can help your team right away. Under John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, the…

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49ers Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

The 2022 NFL Draft may have ended, but that does not mean the 49ers are done. The attention now turns to signing the best players who were not drafted. Dohnovan West, Center, Arizona State Leon O’Neal Jr, Safety, Texas A&M Jason Poe, OL, Mercer Tay Martin, WR, Oklahoma State Jeremiah Gemmel, LB, North Carolina Taylor Hawkins, CB, San Diego St Segun Olubi, LB, San Diego St Taysir Mack, WR, Pittsburgh…

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49ers close draft with selection of Brock Purdy

Welcome to San Francisco, Mr. Irrelevant. With the 262nd pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected quarterback Brock Purdy from Iowa State. Purdy burst onto the scene by leading Iowa State to upset victories over Oklahoma and TCU in 2019. Since then, the shine around Purdy has dimmed. Purdy completed a career high 71.7% of his passes his senior year, throwing for 3,188 yards and 19 touchdowns with eight…

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49ers add a pair of defensive players at the end of round 6

San Francisco wrapped up the sixth round by selecting a pair of defensive players. With the 220th pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected defensive lineman Kalia Davis from the University of Central Florida. Davis was a linebacker in high school, recording 107 tackles, nine sacks and two interceptions during his senior season. After transitioning to the defensive line, Davis played all 13 games in 2019. Davis made nine…

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49ers select offensive lineman Nick Zakelj

With the 187th pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected offensive lineman Nick Zakelj from Fordham. A four-year starter at Fordham, Zakelj was projected to be taken in round five or six. At Fordham, Zakelj played in a zone-based running scheme which will help with his transition to the NFL. He’s shown some issues with getting to reach blocks and will need to improve his pad level if he…

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49ers add Samuel Womack in round 5

With the 172nd pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected cornerback Samuel Womack from Toledo. This marks the second consecutive draft in which San Francisco has taken a cornerback at this spot. Last year they selected Deommodore Lenoir with pick 172. Womack is a quick player who shows a physical style of play. In addition to his quick-twitch, Womack shows the ability to jam wide receivers at the line…

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49ers select OL Spencer Burford in round 4

With the 134th pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected offensive lineman Spencer Burford from UT-San Antonio. San Francisco looks for versatility in their linemen, especially those taken in the middle to late rounds. That is precisely what they get in Burford, a long-armed prospect who many draft analysts project as a guard despite his ample playing time at tackle for the Roadrunners. Kyle Shanahan’s running offenses focus on…

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49ers add running back and wide receiver at the end of round 3

With the 93rd pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected running back Tyrion Davis-Price from LSU. San Francisco showed interest in running backs throughout the draft process and reached for a player they probably could have taken in round four or five. One of the primary reasons Deebo Samuel was used so heavily out of the backfield over the second half of last season was the lack of explosion…

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49ers select DE Drake Jackson to open their 2022 draft

San Franciso has a type. With the 61st pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected defensive end Drake Jackson, from USC. Jackson is a speed rusher who will complement Nick Bosa in the 49ers’ pass rush. A good overall athlete, Jackson combines excellent short-area quickness with 4.5 speed and has several pass rush moves at his disposal to give opposing quarterbacks fits. Jackson produced on a bad USC team,…

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49ers 2022 Day 2 Mock Draft

Round one of the 2022 NFL Draft is in the books, and Deebo Samuel is still a member of the San Francisco 49ers.   According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets offered the 10th selection and a pick swap in a later round to the 49ers in return for Samuel, which the team turned down.  Now on to day two, where San Francisco has three selections: 61,…

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49ers 2022 Mock Draft; San Francisco trades into the first round

After months of pouring over scouting reports and watching film until I could no longer see straight, it’s showtime. The NFL Draft kicks off at 5:00 tonight in Las Vegas. San Francisco has needs along the interior of the offensive line, cornerback, safety, and pass rusher. Here’s how I see the next three days playing out for the 49ers. Round 1, pick 20: Tyler Linderbaum, Center, Iowa The draft starts…

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