Ranking the eight NFL divisions by quarterback: West is best, East is least
Which NFL division has the best set of starting quarterbacks? The worst? It's time for Adam Schein's annual ranking, from No. 1 to No. 8, and the top two have something in common.
State of the 2021 San Francisco 49ers: Super Bowl or bust in Kyle Shanahan's fifth season
After an injury-riddled 2020 season, the San Francisco 49ers are back with a roster that appears loaded on paper. Can Kyle Shanahan get them back to the Super Bowl? Adam Rank examines the state of the franchise ahead of the 2021 campaign.
49ers TE George Kittle: Trey Lance 'has all the attributes to be a very special quarterback'
Joining NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" Tuesday, George Kittle gushed over the No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance.
Six intriguing NFL storylines to follow at mandatory minicamps
Will Aaron Rodgers show up in Green Bay? Can Tim Tebow thrive as a tight end in Jacksonville? Judy Battista provides six intriguing storylines to follow at mandatory minicamps.
Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2021: 49ers, Falcons, Broncos ready to rise?
Since divisional realignment back in 2002, we've only experienced two NFL seasons in which at least one team didn't go from worst to first. Who could accomplish the feat in 2021? Adam Schein ranks the eight candidates.
Three teams ready to make playoff run in '21 after missing out in '20
Will DeAndre Hopkins and the Cardinals make some playoff noise? Jim Trotter spotlights three teams that are in line to put together a deep run after falling short of the postseason in 2020.
San Francisco 49ers have created win-win situation at quarterback; five make-or-break players in 2021
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains how the 49ers created a win-win situation at the game's most important position. Plus, five make-or-break players and a burgeoning star at tight end.
Jimmy Garoppolo 'took a while to process everything' after 49ers traded up for No. 3 pick
Though his ankle "feels great," Jimmy Garoppolo admitted Tuesday that when he heard the 49ers had traded up for the No. 3 pick in the draft, "it took a while to process everything."
Julio Jones trade market: Five teams that should be all in
Jeffri Chadiha spotlights five teams that should be doing whatever they can to give Falcons star Julio Jones the fresh start he's looking for, including Bill Belichick's Patriots.
NFC West projected starters: Top-heavy Rams, Trey Lance-led(?) 49ers each have Super Bowl path
Which roster looks best in the NFL's toughest division? Is the Rams' top-heavy blueprint built for success? Can the 49ers return to the Super Bowl with a rookie at quarterback? Gregg Rosenthal projects the starters for every team in the NFC West.
Niners GM John Lynch: 'From day one, we've been upfront' with Jimmy Garoppolo
San Francisco's selection of Trey Lance move didn't catch incumbent Jimmy Garoppolo off guard. 49ers GM John Lynch said Tuesday that the club kept Jimmy G apprised of the situation throughout the process.
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.
Which division has the best starting QBs? | 'NFL Total Access'
NFL Network's Michael Robinson and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander debate which division has the best starting quarterbacks entering 2021.
Should Jimmy G be 49ers' QB1 entering 2021? Joe Staley weighs in
Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley joins "NFL Total Access" for an interview.
Which non-playoff teams from 2020 will make it in '21? | 'NFL Total Access'
The 'NFL Total Access' crew discusses which non-playoff teams from 2020 could make the postseason in 2021.
Jimmy Garoppolo shares reaction to 49ers drafting Trey Lance
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shares his reaction to the San Francisco drafting rookie QB Trey Lance.
McGinest's, Thomas' dream trades for 2021 season | 'NFL Total Access'
NFL Network's Willie McGinest, Joe Thomas' dream trades they'd like to see for the 2021 season begins.
McGinest: I don't see Jimmy Garoppolo being in SF 'at all'
NFL Network's Willie McGinest and Joe Thomas discuss San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's future with the 49ers.
John Lynch: Garoppolo was first 49ers player to reach out to Lance after he was drafted
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch says quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was first 49ers player to reach out to rookie quarterback Trey Lance after he was drafted.
How should 49ers handle their QB situation? 'GMFB' weighs in
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses how the San Francisco 49ers should handle their QB situation.
PFF's Chahrouri predicts 49ers-Lions Week 1 matchup
Pro Football Focus Data Scientist George Chahrouri breaks down his expectations for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions matchup in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL schedule.
What to expect from 49ers-Lions Week 1 matchup | 'NFL Now'
NFL Network's Michael Silver breaks down what to expect from the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions matchup in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.
Greg Papa: 49ers have an 'Alex Smith-to-Patrick Mahomes scenario' at QB
San Francisco 49ers play-by-play announces Greg Papa says that the 49ers have an 'Alex Smith-to-Patrick Mahomes scenario' at quarterback with Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance.
Top questions for NFC West teams entering 2021 | 'Around The NFL'
The "Around The NFL" crew breaks down the top questions for NFC West teams entering the 2021 season.
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.