11:13 AM EST, Tue January 26, 2021
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49ers’ Fred Warner: ‘I’m trying to get that ring on my finger at the end of this’

49ers’ Fred Warner: ‘I’m trying to get that ring on my finger at the end of this’

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ San Francisco’s All-Pro linebacker went on Matt Maiocco’s podcast and touched on several subjects, including his desire to win a Super Bowl. The 2020 NFL season was a forgettable one for the San Francisco 49ers. Injuries dashed the team’s Super Bowl hopes as the Niners failed to make the playoffs after winning the NFC in 2019. It wasn’t all doom-and-gloom for the franchise, though. One player who made great strides and gained attention from around the NFL is middle linebacker, Fred Warner. The 24-year-old was named an AP...
Niner Nation 1 hour ago
Aaron Rodgers: How did three Hall of Fame QBs do after switching teams?

Aaron Rodgers: How did three Hall of Fame QBs do after switching teams?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ If Aaron Rodgers does move on from the Packers, the chances are good that he will find some success with his new team. This NFL offseason could see three big-name quarterbacks switch teams and potentially four QBs selected in the top 10 at the 2021 NFL Draft. One of the franchises that could look to add a signal-caller in the coming months is the San Francisco 49ers. The team has Jimmy Garoppolo under contract for next season but could walk away from him (with just $2.8 million in dead money) and add a new QB. The issue is...

Stafford and Rodgers get added to 49ers speculation season, but is a change coming?

Kyle Shanahan in his first draft as the 49ers head coach in 2017 passed on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, instead opting for Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas with the …
Niner Nation 6 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Breer says the 49ers tried to trade Garoppolo last offseason to the Colts

Golden Nuggets: Breer says the 49ers tried to trade Garoppolo last offseason to the Colts

Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Just when you thought the quarterback rumors would die down, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer drops this nugget in an article: MMQB: How Tom Brady Lifted the Bucs and the Chiefs Returned to Meet Them in Super Bowl LV Indianapolis seems like the natural landing spot for Stafford. The question, then, becomes whether GM Chris Ballard and coach Frank Reich would see Stafford as a Band-Aid or more than that. The team went with a Band-Aid last year, in Rivers, after taking a shot with Jacoby Brissett in 2019 (and...
Niner Nation 19 hours ago
Poll: How would you rank the 49ers’ QB options?

Poll: How would you rank the 49ers’ QB options?

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The team has a decision to make, and now, so do you Another week has gone by and another quarterback name has emerged as a possibility for the 49ers next season. Two other names, actually, as both Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers entered the chat over the weekend. By now, you know what’s out there, and of course, so do the 49ers. Frankly, they know more than we do about what’s out there. The team obviously has a decision to make in the weeks to come about how to prioritize each of these players, and now, so do you. It’s easy to choose the...
Niner Nation 21 hours ago
2021 NFL Draft: QB, OL, edge rushers, and WR are the deepest positions

2021 NFL Draft: QB, OL, edge rushers, and WR are the deepest positions

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via This has to be a draft where the 49ers invest in the OL and in the secondary Leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, every pundit and analyst told us that the class was loaded at the wide receiver position. A year later, that proved to be correct. Where are the strong points of this year's draft? Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton believes the strength is at quarterback, offensive line, linebacker, and wide receiver. After that, he lists cornerback, running back, tight end, and safety. The San Francisco 49ers are in the market for...
Niner Nation 23 hours ago
49ers offseason plan, Pt. II: Trade for Stafford, retain Verrett and sign C Alex Mack

49ers offseason plan, Pt. II: Trade for Stafford, retain Verrett and sign C Alex Mack

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ This is the second installment of our offseason plan for San Francisco Last week, we went over the first offseason plan for the San Francisco 49ers that involved keeping Jimmy Garoppolo and drafting a quarterback in the first round. In today’s second installment, we’ll change up the quarterback situation, which is the domino that will affect the outcome of the rest of the roster. Let’s get into another edition of the Niners' offseason plan from free agency to the draft, starting with who stays. Who stays? Trent...
Niner Nation Jan 25, 2021
Golden Nuggets: Which players will the 49ers and Seahawks exchange this offseason?

Golden Nuggets: Which players will the 49ers and Seahawks exchange this offseason?

Photo by Rob Leiter/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, January 25, 2021 Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk tweeted that the 49ers are among the top destinations for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. While Rodgers would likely dictate where he goes, I can’t fathom the Packers trading him in the conference, especially to a team that is a year removed from a Super Bowl appearance. Rodgers uncertain of future with Packers “There’s a lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain, myself included,” Rodgers said postgame, according to Ryan Wood of the Green...
Niner Nation Jan 24, 2021
Report: Deshaun Watson lists the Jets and Dolphins as his top trade destinations

Report: Deshaun Watson lists the Jets and Dolphins as his top trade destinations

Photo by Bob Levey/ No mention of the 49ers Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero reported that Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson’s preferred trade destination is the New York Jets. Watson’s second choice is the Miami Dolphins. That’s it—no mention of any other team, including the 49ers. If you take the report at face value, San Francisco is out of the running to land the star quarterback. If you read the article, there’s no mention of any source. A simple control + F answers that question. Most of his article is quotes from Watson or 49ers CB Richard Sherman....
Niner Nation Jan 24, 2021
Golden Nuggets: DT Kevin Givens has a bright future with the 49ers

Golden Nuggets: DT Kevin Givens has a bright future with the 49ers

Photo by Joe Scarnici/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Sunday, January 23, 2021 These rumors are only going to get worse as anybody with an ounce of credibility could claim that team A is speaking with team B about a trade. The rumors aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Enjoy the games today! I’d like to see the Bills and the Packers advance. On Saturday, radio host Dan Sileo took to social media to share that the Lions and 49ers were in discussions to put together a trade. T.J. Lang Validates Matthew Stafford Trade Rumors Many supporters of the Lions have...
Niner Nation Jan 23, 2021
The Lions and Matthew Stafford have mutually agreed to part ways

The Lions and Matthew Stafford have mutually agreed to part ways

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Matthew Stafford's era in Detroit is over as the Lions QB has requested a fresh start. Pelissero listed six teams that have significant QB questions entering 2021. Most pundits on Twitter are tying the 49ers to Stafford, but Pelissero is rarely, if ever, wrong, so perhaps he knows something. Stafford will turn 33 this February, and he did miss eight games during 2019. While he was banged up during 2020, he started every game. Outside of 2019, the last time Stafford missed a start...
Niner Nation Jan 23, 2021
49ers hire James Bettcher for a senior defensive role

49ers hire James Bettcher for a senior defensive role

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Bettcher was a defensive coordinator in the NFL from 2015-2019 NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the San Francisco 49ers are hiring former New York Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher in a senior defensive role. Bettcher interviewed for the Chicago Bears vacant defensive coordinator position this past week. Bettcher served as the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants defensive coordinator from 2015 through 2019. The 42-year-old has the experience to assist new Niners DC DeMeco Ryans. With the Cardinals,...
Niner Nation Jan 23, 2021
Report: The 49ers are interested in Washington exec Kyle Smith

Report: The 49ers are interested in Washington exec Kyle Smith

Smith’s current role in Washington is VP of Player Personnel There was a link in Saturday’s Golden Nuggets about the San Francisco 49ers being interested in Washington’s current Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith. 106.7 The Fan out of DC reported that Smith is expected to depart from Washington ‘sooner than later’ and the teams interested in Smith’s services are the Rams, 49ers, Packers, and Raiders. They added, “I’ve heard Washington would not stand in their way” when specifically naming San Francisco as a potential destination for Smith. Hogs...
Niner Nation Jan 23, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: The Packers are the overwhelming favorite to win the Super Bowl

SB Nation Reacts: The Packers are the overwhelming favorite to win the Super Bowl

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in San Francisco 49ers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. While the 49ers are diving into the offseason, the playoffs continue this weekend. According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, the Green Bay Packers should face the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl. The Packers were selected as the team most likely to win the Super Bowl of the remaining four teams, with 36...
Niner Nation Jan 23, 2021
Golden Nuggets: Should the 49ers consider a reunion with Aldon Smith?

Golden Nuggets: Should the 49ers consider a reunion with Aldon Smith?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers Saturday, January 23, 2021 We spoke about it a bit on the podcast Friday, but I’m not sure why 49ers fans were upset with Jerick McKinnon’s comments. Rob had a good point that this is a business, and no matter how we feel, that’s how the players will treat the NFL. Middlekauff suggests 49ers trade 1st-round pick for Matthew Stafford “If Jimmy Garoppolo had played 16 games and just been average, how do they not win probably eight or nine games, and they’re in the playoffs, right?” Middlekauff said on the...

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    Jimmy Garoppolo

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    Fred Warner

    49ers’ Fred Warner: ‘I’m trying to get that ring on my finger at the end of this’

  • 1 Solomon Thomas

    Solomon Thomas

    Stafford and Rodgers get added to 49ers speculation season, but is a change coming?

  • C.J. Beathard

    C.J. Beathard

    49ers sign QB Josh Johnson and OL Corbin Kaufusi to Reserve/Future contracts

  • George Kittle

    George Kittle

    Will Solomon Thomas be back with 49ers next season?

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