DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.
49ers owner Jed York fine with keeping Trey Lance on bench for duration of Jimmy G deal if needed
The 49ers signaled that an end to the Jimmy Garoppolo era is coming soon with the selection of QB Trey Lance. But if you ask the team's owner, it might not be as close as you'd think.
Jimmy Garoppolo ready for 'competition' with Trey Lance, compares it to relationship with Tom Brady
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo doesn't quite see the drafting of Trey Lance as the beginning of the end for himself in San Francisco. He might also have an unrealistic view of the current score.
Group of 49ers players called Kyle Shanahan to tell him they were alive Sunday
After San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he couldn't guarantee anybody in the world would be alive Sunday, some of his players called to assure him that they were indeed still breathing.
2021 NFL Draft: York's faith in Shanahan, Lynch led to Niners taking Trey Lance
Jim Trotter has the inside story of how 49ers CEO Jed York's trust in Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch led to Trey Lance's selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
2021 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: 49ers up, Justin Fields down
Gregg Rosenthal eyes winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. How much did 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan help himself? Is Justin Fields facing an uphill battle in Chicago?
49ers have no plans to trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo unless return value overwhelms
With the San Francisco 49ers expected to select their QB of the future at No. 3 overall on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the team isn't planning on trading the quarterback unless the value in return is overwhelming.
George Kittle: Niners players trust Shanahan, Lynch to make right QB decision to compete for Super Bowl
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle expressed his support for teammate Jimmy Garoppolo and said he trusts head coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch to make the right decisions to improve the roster.
Sizzling-hot NFL draft takes: Mac Jones can win Rookie of the Year on Kyle Shanahan's 49ers
It's draft week, and Adam Schein's bursting at the seams with takes! Which polarizing prospect could be in prime position to win Offensive Rookie of the Year? Who's the best player in this class? Which team simply CANNOT take a quarterback?
John Lynch will 'always defer' to Kyle Shanahan on QBs; 49ers vow to make 'great decision' at No. 3
49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan tried to clarify their position ahead of Round 1 and cool down heated discussion and argument amongst fans regarding the No. 3 pick.
Talent is vital, but team fit might be more important to QB success in NFL
Talent or team fit? It's a question NFL teams and fans debate every year. In a draft loaded with top quarterbacks, the answer could ultimately determine the fates of several teams over the next decade.
Kyle Juszczyk will 'support whoever's under center' for 49ers in 2021
49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk maintains his belief that Jimmy Garoppolo will be the 49ers' starting QB in 2021, but lends his full support for whoever is under center in San Francisco.
NFC West roster reset: NFL's most competitive division heats up
How much will Matthew Stafford elevate the Rams? Will the Seahawks rebound from a rocky offseason? Adam Maya provides the biggest offseason addition, most impactful loss and top draft priority for each NFC West team.
49ers' asking price for Jimmy Garoppolo is first-round pick
Should the Patriots -- or perhaps another NFL team -- want to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers' asking price is a first-round pick, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports.
49ers avoid being 'left at the altar' in QB derby, 'very excited' about prospects, future of Jimmy Garoppolo
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch made it clear Monday they traded up to the No. 3 pick in the 2021 draft to select the successor to Jimmy Garoppolo. But they also reiterated they plan to keep Jimmy G as their starter this year.
49ers TE George Kittle: I want Jimmy Garoppolo to be my quarterback
The San Francisco 49ers shocked the NFL world when the sent a haul of picks to move up to the No. 3 pick in next month's draft presumably to select a QB. George Kittle weighed in on the potential QB shift during a conversation with Kyle Brandt.
2021 NFL Draft: 49ers' options at No. 3, five pro day risers and the battle for CB1
In this draft-driven edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks scouts San Francisco's quarterback options with the No. 3 overall pick. Plus, five significant risers on the pro day circuit and the battle for CB1.
49ers acquire No. 3 overall pick from Dolphins; Miami gets No. 12 pick, two future firsts
The 49ers are acquiring the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 draft from the Dolphins, while Miami gets the No. 12 overall pick, a third-round pick and two future first-round picks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
2021 NFL free agency: Wednesday's winners and losers
Gregg Rosenthal spotlights winners and losers from the official start of the 2021 NFL free agency period -- including some quarterbacks who are surely breathing easier after moves involving Trent Williams and Rodney Hudson.
2021 NFL free agency guide: Which teams will be spenders? Which players could be traded?
With the NFL's salary cap dropping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, free agency feels more unpredictable than ever before. Not to fret! Gregg Rosenthal provides a big-picture guide explaining which teams could be spenders, which players might be traded and much, much more.
Five things I want to happen in this NFL offseason: Russell Wilson to Chicago! Patriots draft stunner!
Russell Wilson to the Bears? A draft stunner from the Patriots? With free agency right around the corner and the 2021 NFL Draft coming down the pike in short order, Marc Sessler would like to see five things this offseason.
Best/worst-case scenarios for 15 NFL QBs facing uncertainty in 2021
Will Deshaun Watson, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr ALL be playing for new teams in 2021? Dan Hanzus assesses what's shaping up to be an unusually expansive QB carousel.
Juszczyk: Garoppolo not concerned with offseason worries about future with 49ers
After a disappointing season, Jimmy Garoppolo has been the subject of many rumors in San Francisco, but his 49ers teammate Kyle Juszczyk doesn't see the QB worrying about his critics.
49ers GM John Lynch confident in Jimmy Garoppolo as San Francisco's QB if healthy
When asked if there was any doubt Jimmy Garoppolo would be the 49ers' starter if his health was guaranteed, general manager John Lynch offered zero doubt in the QB's abilities.
Brooks: Lance could make 49ers offense 'nearly indefensible'
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks says that rookie quarterback Trey Lance could make the San Francisco 49ers offense 'nearly indefensible'.
Jimmy Garoppolo, dad Tony on draft and skilled trades
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo and his dad Tony chatted with Marcas Grant of the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast to discuss their memories at the NFL draft, shifting from the New England Patriots to San Francisco, and the snow leopard "Jimmy G" at the San Francisco Zoo. They discuss SkillsUSA's National Signing Day and why kids should consider skilled trades.
North Dakota State HC: What Trey Lance will bring to the 49ers
North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz discusses what rookie quarterback Trey Lance will bring to the San Francisco 49ers.
Garafolo: Three possible scenarios for Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers future
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero discuss 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's future in San Francisco.
What is 49ers' QB strategy with Garoppolo, Lance in '21? Silver weighs in
What is the San Francisco 49ers' QB strategy with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance in '21?
L.T.: I could see 49ers playing Garoppolo in regular season, Lance in playoffs
NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson says he could see the San Francisco 49ers playing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the regular season and rookie Trey Lance in the playoffs.
Rapoport: I don't think Patriots have reached out to 49ers regarding Jimmy G trade
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport says he doesn't think the New England Patriots have reached out to San Francisco 49ers regarding a Jimmy Garoppolo trade.
Pelissero: Fair to say Jimmy Garoppolo's future with 49ers 'up in the air'
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero joins breaks down the San Francisco 49ers' plans for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
NFC West Roster Reset: Biggest offseason changes for 49ers
NFL Network's Jim Trotter, Steve Wyche and Michael Silver break down the San Francisco 49ers' 2021 roster.
NFC West Roster Reset: Players with the most riding on '21 season
NFC West Roster Reset: Players with the most riding on 2021 season.
What the 49ers should do with QB Jimmy Garoppolo | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses what the San Francisco 49ers should do with QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Casserly spotlights Patriots' top positional needs entering '21 draft
NFL Network's Charley Casserly spotlights the New England Patriots' top positional needs entering the 2021 draft.
Giardi: 49ers seeking Round 1 pick in return for Jimmy G
NFL Network's Mike Giardi shares what the San Francisco 49ers are asking for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
QBs with the most riding on the 2021 season | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew highlights QBs with the most riding on the 2021 season.
Shanahan shares Garoppolo's reaction to 49ers' trade for No. 3 pick
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan address the media about quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Silver: 'Trust Kyle' Shanahan to draft a QB for his system
NFL Network's Michael Silver and Tom Pelissero discuss the Miami Dolphins-San Francisco 49ers 2021 NFL Draft trade.
How the 49ers-Dolphins trade for No. 3 pick shakes up 2021 draft | 'GMFB'
The 'Good Morning Football' crew breaks down how the San Francisco 49ers-Miami Dolphins trade for the No. 3 pick shakes up the 2021 NFL Draft.
Wyche: John Lynch not ruling out Garoppolo staying in SF after trade
NFL Network's Steve Wyche says San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch is not ruling out Jimmy Garoppolo staying in SF after trade.
Ranking Top 5 NFL players who'll earn most money in 2021 season
The Top 5 NFL players who'll earn the most money in the 2021 NFL season.
Michael Silver: The state of NFC West's QBs in 2021
NFL Network's Michael Silver weighs in on the state of the NFC West's quarterbacks in 2021.
Garoppolo vs. Darnold: Which QB is a better option?
The "Good Morning Football" crew compares QBs Sam Darnold and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Hanzus, Rosenthal, Sessler: Best, worst potential QB landing spots
The "Around The NFL" crew list the best, worst potential QB landing spots.
Hanzus: Best-, worst-case scenarios for Jimmy Garoppolo in 2021
Around the NFL's Dan Hanzus reveals his best- and worst-case scenarios for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in 2021.
Rapoport: 'The real question' 49ers face with Jimmy Garoppolo
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that 'the real question' the San Francisco 49ers face is with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.