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49ers cut short offseason program after injuries

Jun. 09, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers cut short their offseason program by a week when coach Kyle Shanahan sent his veterans home for the summer instead of having them stay in town for a mandatory minicamp next week. Shanahan said Wednesday he made the...

Garoppolo uses criticism to push to 'next level'

May. 25, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo couldn't help but hear the criticisms all offseason. The San Francisco 49ers couldn't rely on him because of durability concerns. He lacked the mobility and playmaking ability of the top young quarterbacks in the league. The...

49ers rookie QB Trey Lance ready for work at rookie camp

May. 14, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The pomp of draft weekend when he was picked third by San Francisco and got to put on his 49ers jersey for the first time is firmly in Trey Lance's past. Now it's all about learning a new offense and making the transition to the NFL after...

Lower-round QBs face long odds to make it in NFL

May. 03, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

The five teams that took quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL draft head into the offseason program full of optimism that they have found the franchise cornerstone that will lead to great success for the next decade. History indicates that at least a couple of those...

With draft over, Niners now turn to preparing Lance for NFL

May. 01, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

From the moment the San Francisco 49ers made the decision to trade two future first-round picks to move up from No. 12 to 3 in the NFL draft, the pressure on the organization was immense. General manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan spent the next month debating one...

Column: Drafting a franchise QB always a risky endeavor

Apr. 30, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

One quarterback. Then another. And yet another. For the first time since 1999, the top three names in the NFL draft were all QBs. Before the opening round reached its midway point, two more signal-callers had come off the board. ...

The Latest: SEC, Alabama dominate first round of NFL draft

Apr. 30, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

The latest on the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. (all times EDT): ___ 12:25 a.m. The first round of the NFL draft was dominated by the Southeastern Conference and national champion Alabama. The...

49ers take QB Trey Lance with 3rd pick in NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

While the rest of the football world spent the month between San Francisco's trade for the No. 3 pick and the start of the draft speculating on which quarterback the 49ers would take, coach Kyle Shanahan watched it all with amusement. He said he had been drawn to North...

49ers face consequential decision at QB in draft

Apr. 26, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan gets advice about what the San Francisco 49ers should do with the No. 3 draft pick wherever he goes these days. Niners fans he runs into at restaurants, parents of his kids’ friends, referees at youth soccer games or longtime...

QB position still in spotlight for Patriots entering draft

Apr. 23, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four seasons ago, Patriots coach Bill Belichick entered training camp feeling like he had “the best quarterback situation in the league.” Tom Brady was his starter. He had a likely successor in Jimmy Garoppolo developing nicely behind the future Hall...