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Niners Nation May 27, 2016

49ers 2008 QB depth chart on list of decade's ten worst

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback situation has plenty of questions surrounding it midway through OTAs. Blaine Gabbert is getting first team snaps and Colin Kaepernick is rehabbing his shoulder injury. Most people point to the quarterback position before anything else in discussing the team's chances in 2016. And so, it is kind of fitting that Football Outsiders founder Aaron Schatz took a look at the worst quarterback depth charts of the past ten years. He brought up the topic in light of the New York Jets situation. They have a lot of solid skill position players, but with Ryan...
Niners Nation May 27, 2016

What impact players are returning from injury for 49ers opponents?

Every NFL team gets a chance to get healthier in the offseason. We look at the notable players returning among the 49ers 13 opponents. The San Francisco 49ers dealt with a whole bunch of injuries last season, finishing No. 26 in the NFL in adjusted games lost. The team lost Colin Kaepernick, Antoine Bethea, Carlos Hyde, and Reggie Bush for extended periods, and even dealt with notable injuries to guys like Anquan Boldin, Alex Boone, Garrett Celek, and others. As the 49ers get ready for the 2016 season, plenty of their opponents will be welcoming back key players as well. Only a handful of...
Niners Nation May 24, 2016

49ers rank ahead of only Browns, Jets in Rotoworld 'QB situations'

The San Francisco 49ers have some questions about their QB position, so it is no surprise people will rank them so low. The quarterback market has been rather barren this offseason, and it has led to teams rolling the dice on a mix of young inexperienced players, older journeyman, and players with a variety of question marks. The Cleveland Browns are hoping to rehabilitate Robert Griffin III. The New York Jets are probably hoping to get a deal done with Ryan Fitzpatrick. And of course, our 49ers are figuring out whether Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick will be the starting QB in...
Niners Nation May 23, 2016

Blaine Gabbert among first round 'busts' with 'real second chance'

The 49ers quarterback competition will be an interesting one to watch this summer. If Blaine Gabbert can emerge victorious, will he be able to remove the bust label by the end of the season? The San Francisco 49ers quarterback competition is not expected to pick up full steam until training camp, but for the time being, Blaine Gabbert likely gets the edge in OTAs. The one-time Jaguars first round pick is getting practice reps that Colin Kaepernick will not get until he is cleared from his shoulder surgery. Chip Kelly has said Kaepernick is not behind yet, but it certainly does not help him...

Could a new situation make a difference for Colin Kaepernick?

Few in the 49ers organization know about the quarterback situation better than now tight end Bruce Miller. The former fullback was drafted in 2011 by the 49ers, so he’s one of the elders on this exceedingly young team. He’s also been close with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and admires the job Blaine Gabbert did last year.
Niners Nation May 21, 2016

Golden Nuggets: OTAs are a wrap this week

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, May 21st 2016 Good Morning! When I went and got our links for today, the first one that was interesting was something that came from Al Sacco and featured on 49ers WebZone, an article talking about how Colin Kaepernick could be the next Alex Smith. It's interesting because I see a lot of the infuriating things I saw in Alex Smith in Kaepernick last year. Alex Smith showed  that good coaching makes a competent quarterback. Keep in mind, Smith was written off as one of the worst quarterbacks in 49ers history until Jim Harbaugh rolled along....
Niners Nation May 20, 2016

Colin Kaepernick is the most notable contract on the 49ers QB depth chart

We're running down the salary cap figures, and notable contract details for each position group. We start with the quarterbacks. The 49ers are working their way through OTAs, and as we continue prepping for the upcoming season, it seemed a good time for another swing through the positions. This time around, we are looking at the salary cap figures for the players competing in each position group. The 49ers have a ton of cap space, so it should not play a huge role in deciding roster spots, but it is always interesting to consider. We are starting off with quarterbacks. We've got a list of...
Niners Nation May 19, 2016

49ers Instagram photo recap includes smiling Colin Kaepernick, NaVorro Bowman, twin towers

The San Francisco 49ers have wrapped up their first week of OTAs, concluding their third practice on Thursday. The team will return for more OTAs next week, but in the meantime, their social media team put together a quick photo on Instagram. The photo includes a smiling Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, NaVorro Bowman, and Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner. The Kap picture will obviously raise some buzz for folks, but I wanted to point to the picture of the two former Oregon defensive linemen. At some point, we have to come up with a nickname for the duo, right? The Twin Towers is an easy...
Niners Nation May 18, 2016

Daniel Kilgore retweets Blaine Gabbert, Sam Bradford comparison

The San Francisco 49ers are expected to have a fairly robust quarterback competition between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. This all came following an offseason in which Kap requested a trade. Later, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford requested a trade, and that had plenty of people thinking Chip Kelly would be interested. Bradford remains in Philadelphia, knowing he will eventually lose his job to Carson Wentz. Odds are pretty good Bradford will be released sometime next year, and depending on what is going on in San Francisco, we can do the Bradford/Kelly dance once...
Niners Nation May 18, 2016

Golden Nuggets: 1st Day Of OTAs In The Books

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet The 1st day of OTAs under Chip Kelly officially kicked off on Tuesday. And the practice lived up to Chip's reputation. It was fast. The offense was running plays in 15 seconds. Blaine Gabbert led the 1st team offense, Thad Lewis led the 2nd unit and Jeff Driskel led the 3rd unit. Colin Kaepernick will be in competition for the starting job, but he is still working his way back from surgery. The offensive line will have battles for the starting spots. On the 1st day,...
Niners Nation May 17, 2016

Chip Kelly OTA Day 1 press conference transcript

The San Francisco 49ers head coach met with the media on Tuesday before the team's first OTA practice session. He talked quarterback, wide receivers, injuries, and more. We've got a full transcript, and you can watch video here. What is the status of QB Colin Kaepernick? Is he medically cleared to get out on the field? "No, he's not. He's still in the middle of rehab. Obviously he had a shoulder and a thumb and a knee in the offseason, so working extremely hard at the rehab aspect of things and that's where he is right now." Do you expect him to be fully cleared at some point in OTAs or...
San Jose Mercury News May 17, 2016

49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

Blaine Gabbert, in his first media session since January, talked and practiced Monday as you'd expect of the 49ers starting quarterback.

49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

Blaine Gabbert, in his first media session since January, talked and practiced Monday as you'd expect of the 49ers starting quarterback. And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role, while Colin Kaepernick is not medically cleared to fully compete on the… Continue Reading → The post 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
San Jose Mercury News May 17, 2016

49ers OTA notes: Kaepernick still in shadows; Ward at RCB; Thomas at RG

While Colin Kaepernick continued to work out in the offense's shadows, some of his 49ers teammates made surprising debuts on first-string units as organized team activities began Tuesday.

49ers OTA notes: Kaepernick still in shadows; Ward at RCB; Thomas at RG

While Colin Kaepernick continued to work out in the offense's shadows, some of his 49ers teammates made surprising debuts on first-string units as organized team activities began Tuesday.  Here are how some positions looked in the 1 1/2-hour session, which was… Continue Reading → The post 49ers OTA notes: Kaepernick still in shadows; Ward at RCB; Thomas at RG appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

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