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Shanaplan Podcast: Why the 49ers may be able to re-sign one extra free agent

Shanaplan Podcast: Why the 49ers may be able to re-sign one extra free agent

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The 2021 salary cap will reportedly be higher than we thought During the final press conference of the 2020 season, John Lynch told us that the team was operating under the idea that the salary cap for the coming season was going to be around $175 million. Fortunately, he may end up having a little more than that to work with, which could make all the difference in the world to a team with so many potential free agents. According to a report yesterday from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the salary cap for 2021 will likely be around $180...
13 hours ago
49ers VP of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew is headed to Washington to work in their front office

49ers VP of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew is headed to Washington to work in their front office

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Mahew’s title has not yet been determined, so we don’t know if the Niners would receive a comp pick NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew are headed to Washington as a high-ranking executive with a title to be determined. Mayhew’s title will determine whether or not the 49ers receive a comp pick. Here’s how the NFL worded the adjustments to the Rooney Rule: Primary is the keyword here. If Mayhew is named a “primary football...
15 hours ago
Jerry Rice weighs in on Joe Montana, Tom Brady debate

Jerry Rice weighs in on Joe Montana, Tom Brady debate

Photo by: 2016 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via It’s no surprise to see the GOAT roll with his former teammate. The San Francisco 49ers had a great run with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks through the 1980s and 1990s. Joe Montana and Steve Young combined to win five Super Bowls and won four MVPs between them. Montana and legendary receiver Jerry Rice dominated the NFL during Montana’s tenure as the starter. The pair connected for 386 receptions, 6,710 yards and 67 touchdowns in 77 games. Montana was widely regarded as the best quarterback in NFL history until Tom...
16 hours ago
49ers offseason plan, Pt. I: Keep Jimmy G, draft a QB, and invest in the secondary

49ers offseason plan, Pt. I: Keep Jimmy G, draft a QB, and invest in the secondary

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ We went through an entire offseason plan for the Niners from who the team could sign in free agency to adding a couple of draft picks When the San Francisco 49ers decide this offseason, it’s not going to be in a box. They’re not going to look at their secondary and think, “we should let Jaquiski Tartt walk.” The conversation would look more like, “is Tarvarius Moore giving us enough at safety where he could let Tartt walk? Could a rookie give us more? Are there any free agents at the position that is a clear upgrade from what’s...
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49ers rookie Javon Kinlaw named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

49ers rookie Javon Kinlaw named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Chase Claypool was the second receiver over Brandon Aiyuk The San Francisco 49ers selected Javon Kinlaw with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to replace DeForest Buckner. The expectations for Kinlaw as a first-year player were always going to be unfair. It didn’t help that Kinlaw didn’t notch a sack until Week 10. That undermines how well Kinlaw played against the run, but he wasn’t drafted No. 14 overall to be a run-stopping defensive tackle. The Pro Football Writers of America released their All-Rookie teams on both sides of...
19 hours ago
Stats & Eggs Podcast: 49ers nemesis Trent Baalke is back as a GM

Stats & Eggs Podcast: 49ers nemesis Trent Baalke is back as a GM

Find out everything you need to know in less than five minutes John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Clark Kent and Lex Luthor. Left Twix and Right Twix. Sometimes the bitterest of enemies start off as the greatest of friends. In the case of Trent Baalke and the 49ers, that couldn’t be more true. Everything started out great. Baalke and Scot McCloughan helped populate the 49ers’ roster with tough, hard-nosed players who were full of potential. When Baalke took over as general manager, he won the Executive of the Year award after his first year on the job. Things were good. And...
22 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: How will Scangarello help Jimmy Garoppolo?

Golden Nuggets: How will Scangarello help Jimmy Garoppolo?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Wednesday, January 20, 2021 We’re going to start talking about different scenarios and outcomes for the 49ers season today. It’ll involve keeping specific players and letting other ones leave the building. After we’ve come up with four or five, we’ll rehash each and see which is the best scenario. 49ers’ Rich Scangarello: The Garoppolo Whisperer “Rich doesn’t get enough credit, in my opinion. There’s a lot of moving pieces, but Rich has been with me since I first got...
Jan 19, 2021
Niner Nate-tion Podcast: Is Trey Lance the best fit for the 49ers’ system?

Niner Nate-tion Podcast: Is Trey Lance the best fit for the 49ers’ system?

Photo by Sam Wasson/ Nate Nelson and Leo Luna discussed that and more with John Chapman With the official hiring of new coordinators this week, the 2021 49ers have already begun to take shape. The team is likely already huddling up to discuss potential offseason avenues of improvement, with none being more important than the path they take at quarterback. In today’s episode of the Niner Nate-tion Podcast, Nate Nelson and Leo Luna were joined by John Chapman of the 49ers Rush Podcast to get a scouting report of the big three quarterbacks that have been bandied about in...
Jan 19, 2021
Zach Wilson falls to the 49ers at No. 12 in the latest Mock Draft

Zach Wilson falls to the 49ers at No. 12 in the latest Mock Draft

Photo by Mark Brown/ The divisional playoff round is over, meaning that we have a new round of mock drafts. Let’s go over a few to see which ones we like the best. PFF’s Seth Galina has Zach Wilson falling to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 12 in their latest mock: 12. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: QB ZACH WILSON, BYU Well, well, well … if it isn’t the 49ers finding their quarterback of the future after Kyle Shanahan continued to speak in unbelievably vague terms about Jimmy Garoppolo. The Niners could easily trade up for a quarterback, but they’d be ecstatic if Wilson...
Jan 19, 2021
Five free agents from ESPN’s top 50 list that the 49ers should sign

Five free agents from ESPN’s top 50 list that the 49ers should sign

Photo by Harry How/ Trent Williams is an obvious candidate, but we took a look at four free agents outside of the Niners building ESPN Insider released their top 50 free agents for this upcoming free agency period, and two San Francisco 49ers made the list. Trent Williams was always going to be closer to the top, but seeing the Niners star left tackle ranked at No. 2 is even more of a reason for the team to retain their star tackle: 2. Trent Williams, OT 2020 team: San Francisco 49ers | Age entering 2021 season: 33 Williams revived his career in 2020 after finally...
Jan 19, 2021
Florio: The 49ers should explore a trade for Kirk Cousins

Florio: The 49ers should explore a trade for Kirk Cousins

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio believes familiarity with Shanahan and the Vikings not asking for much capital in return for Cousins are the main reasons Another day, another quarterback tied to the 49ers in a rumor. This time, it’s a familiar face with a familiar reporter attached. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio joined 95.7 The Game on Monday morning saying that Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins “is much more realistic alternative for the 49ers than Deshaun Watson.” Cousins will be 33 by the time the regular season starts and under...
Jan 19, 2021
Stats & Eggs: What do the new coordinators tell us about Kyle Shanahan?

Stats & Eggs: What do the new coordinators tell us about Kyle Shanahan?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Catch up on everything you need to know in less than five minutes As has been expected for the last few days, the 49ers made the promotions of run game coordinator Mike McDaniel and inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans official yesterday, filling the holes left by the departures of Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur. Unlike most other teams, however, we didn’t see days go by filled with rumors or stories about other candidates the team was considering. Instead, Kyle Shanahan turned inward and elevated current members of his...
Jan 19, 2021
Golden Nuggets: Cornerback is an option for the 49ers at No. 12

Golden Nuggets: Cornerback is an option for the 49ers at No. 12

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, January 19, 2021 The Deshaun Watson rumors aren’t going anywhere but I’m already over them. You’ll read a trade prospal below for Watson. The topic came up on Monday and I think it’s important to understand that just because you believe a player isn’t untouchable or should be a part of a trade package, doesn’t mean you think any less of said player. Deshaun Watson trade fits: Jets, Dolphins, among five blockbuster scenarios Trade No. 5: Watson to 49ers 49ERS...
Jan 18, 2021
Brandon Tierney: Why shouldn’t the 49ers roll the dice on Jameis Winston?

Brandon Tierney: Why shouldn’t the 49ers roll the dice on Jameis Winston?

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Tierney talked that and more in today’s Niners Nation podcast Sometimes it’s good to get outside the bubble once in a while. When the Robert Saleh news broke last week, I wanted to talk with someone outside of 49ers-land to get their perspective on what Saleh is and whether they were as excited to land him as 49ers fans were to lose him. Enter CBS Sports’ Brandon Tierney, who has worked in both the San Francisco and New York markets in his career and knows both teams well. Tierney joined me for the latest Niners Nation Podcast on Friday...
Jan 18, 2021
Barnwell on Watson’s potential landing spots: Given the various options, I like the 49ers

Barnwell on Watson’s potential landing spots: Given the various options, I like the 49ers

Photo by Bob Levey/ On Monday’s ESPN Daily episode with Bill Barnwell and Pablo Torres, the two discussed which landing spot they like the best for current Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, who, as of Sunday, Adam Schefter reported has likely played his last snap with the Texans. Here’s what Barnwell had to say: I can tell you that I don’t love either of the most obvious destinations for Deshaun Watson. The Dolphins are the easy pick. They have the draft picks. They have the cap space to trade for Watson. They have the possible quarterback to trade in Tua...