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Sacramento Bee Apr 12, 2017

New Jersey: Nos. 2 and 7 taken by incoming 49ers QBs

New 49ers running back Tim Hightower, who briefly was given jersey No. 21, now is No. 26. Presumed starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, has the same number -- No. 2 -- …
Niners Nation Apr 11, 2017
Brian Hoyer talks Kyle Shanahan’s offense, getting to know his teammates, and using his experience

Brian Hoyer talks Kyle Shanahan’s offense, getting to know his teammates, and using his experience

The 49ers quarterback will be depended on a lot in OTAs and training camp to help get Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system installed. He met with the media following the first day of the offseason workout program. You can listen to the interview here. Brian Hoyer may not be the long-term solution at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and possibly expendable in the near future, but at this moment, he’s invaluable. Kyle Shanahan’s system isn’t exactly the easiest one to learn and given the youth of this team, the last thing that offense needs is a signal caller trying to put...
49ers players surprised Colin Kaepernick unemployed

49ers players surprised Colin Kaepernick unemployed

NaVorro Bowman is confident “someone” will sign former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has been a free agent since March 3 without being publicly connected to any potential suitor. Should Kaepernick be on a roster, even if it’s not the 49ers’ as coach Kyle Shanahan forges ahead with free agent acquisitions Brian Hoyer and Matt […]
Dawgs By Nature Apr 5, 2017
2017 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Select S Malik Hooker at No. 2

2017 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Select S Malik Hooker at No. 2

With the 2nd pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select... Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State The selection and write-up were made by unoservix: Much like the Browns, the 2016 San Francisco 49ers were terrible in pretty much all possible ways, and heading into this offseason they needed basically a new everything. They were active in free agency for veteran offensive players, but they're also rolling into 2017 with the dynamic duo of Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley under center, so the Niners don't appear to be gearing up for a title run this year. I waffled...
Niners Nation Apr 5, 2017
Golden Nuggets: Which QB To Draft

Golden Nuggets: Which QB To Draft

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet One of the biggest questions for the 49ers in the upcoming draft is when do the 49ers address the need for a quarterback. They currently have Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, but Kyle Shanahan will want to draft a QB at some point on draft day. The names for the potential QBs taken have varied based on the mock drafts. A name that has been thrown around recently is Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. He has good size and arm strength, but accuracy seems to be an issue. He...
Niners Nation Apr 3, 2017
DeShone Kizer’s coach thinks he should have stayed in college one more year

DeShone Kizer’s coach thinks he should have stayed in college one more year

It’s a tough statement, but one that many likely agree with to a certain extent. The San Francisco 49ers’ plans for the quarterback position offer a little bit of clarity for the short term, but no answers for the long term. The team signed Brian Hoyer to a two-year contract, and all indications are that he will start for the team this fall. Beyond that, it is hard to tell what the plan is. One quarterback on the 49ers radar is Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. The 49ers interviewed him at the 2017 NFL Combine, and head coach John Lynch came away impressed. They followed that up with a...

49ers draft targets by position

Based on the visits and meetings the 49ers have conducted with players this offseason, these are positions the team seemingly wants to upgrade in the draft. Position/Players the 49ers have visited or will visit 1. Starting LB: Rueben Foster — Alabama, Haason Reddick — Temple, Zach Cunningham — Vanderbilt 2. QB to push Brian Hoyer: Mitch […]
Niners Nation Mar 29, 2017
Kyle Shanahan sees Brian Hoyer as starting QB, but will look to improve in draft

Kyle Shanahan sees Brian Hoyer as starting QB, but will look to improve in draft

Not exactly a shocking revelation. The San Francisco 49ers start their offseason workout program in two weeks, and Brian Hoyer will enter the program as the starting quarterback. This is not exactly a breaking piece of news, but Kyle Shanahan acknowledged as much on Wednesday. During an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, he said that he sees Hoyer being the starting quarterback going into this, but they will look to improve in the 2017 NFL Draft. .@49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan "I see Brian Hoyer being our starting QB going into this, but we will see if we can improve in the draft"...
FOX Sports Mar 29, 2017
New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan explains why he didn't want Colin Kaepernick

New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan explains why he didn't want Colin Kaepernick

The 49ers have signed QBs Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, who both played for a 3-13 Bears team last season.

Shanahan on why he didn’t want Kaepernick

First there were none. New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan needs a starting quarterback next season, and he needs someone to carry the torch for him as he and general manager John Lynch try and turn the franchise back around. San Francisco added veteran free agents Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley and have the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s NFL draft. Shanahan knew that the starting quarterback wasn’t going to be Colin Kaepernick again, he said Wednesday at the NFC coaches breakfast at the NFL owners meeting. Kaepernick started 64 regular-season and postseason games for the 49ers, and is...
Purdy: Shanahan explains how his quarterback analysis determined Kaepernick wasn’t a fit for 49ers–but who will be?

Purdy: Shanahan explains how his quarterback analysis determined Kaepernick wasn’t a fit for 49ers–but who will be?

Let's be honest. The top decision for Shanahan will come in his selection of the team's quarterback for the 2017 season. There are now a couple of veteran free agents on the roster--Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley--and the team will have a chance to pick someone high in next month's draft. Before getting to this point, however, Shanahan had to determine whether he wanted to try and retain Colin Kaepernick, who opted out of his overpriced contract for next season before the 49ers were going to exercise their own option to release him. Kaepernick, however, did meet in February with Shanahan and...

Productive placeholder? Stats suggest 49ers QB Hoyer could shine

Productive placeholder? Stats suggest 49ers QB Hoyer could shine The quarterback who is probably just keeping the seat warm has quietly been fairly hot the past two seasons. Yes, Brian Hoyer, the 49ers presumptive starter whose signing was met with more than a few yawns, has put up some numbers that will surprise many over the past two seasons with the Texans (2015) and Bears (2016): 25 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 93.7 passer rating. Hoyer, 31, isn’t the 49ers’ long-term answer at the position, but his recent body of work suggests he could be a surprisingly strong...
Niners Nation Mar 28, 2017
ESPN NFL power rankings: Brian Hoyer seems like a pretty ideal bridge QB, all things considered

ESPN NFL power rankings: Brian Hoyer seems like a pretty ideal bridge QB, all things considered

The 49ers and Brian Hoyer are not getting a lot of love this offseason, but the team is in a good position for the short term. The San Francisco 49ers were as active as anybody in free agency, and while they made some significant additions, they still have a lot of work in front of them. They still have to figure out their long-term solution at quarterback, and they only made a couple moves to address a woefully bad defense. Back after the Super Bowl, ESPN released a set of way-too-early power rankings. They ranked the 49ers No. 31. Two months later, the 49ers remain No. 31. Here’s what...

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