C. J. Beathard

How big a difference Jimmy Garoppolo will make for the 49ers in 2018?

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles …

NFL

How rookies ranked in 'Madden NFL 18': Kamara, Saints lead the way

There are rookies expected to have big first years, and there are surprises. There are first-round picks who seemed like sure things and the players …

Madden NFL

ESPN re-grade of 49ers 2017 offseason still falls a little short

The start of the 2018 offseason means we can put 2017 fully in the rear view mirror. We are now at the point where hindsight is getting closer to …

Reuben Foster

How do you grade 49ers free agent addition Brian Hoyer?

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up the 2017 season and have begun their work to prepare for 2018 free agency and the draft. We’ll be breaking down …

Brian Hoyer

If history repeats itself, 49ers will still be playing this time next year

An up-and-down — or more accurately a down-then-up — season for the 49ers ended on a high note thanks to the success and leadership of Jimmy …

Jimmy Garoppolo

Leistikow: For 2018 Hawkeyes to be great, a big jump needed from these 5 players

CLOSE<p>Defense and special teams are among the focal points as Ferentz enters his 20th season at Iowa.<p>IOWA CITY, Ia. — For 2018 to be a very good or …

College & University

49ers rank ‘above average’ in ESPN ranking of 2017 draft classes

The San Francisco 49ers draft class was one of the more productive in the NFL, but it’s not quite enough to get them to the top of the class in some …

George Kittle

Joe Staley ranked among top left tackles, as he should be

One of the fine features you can find at Bleacher Report these days is their NFL1000 player rankings. They rank the top players at each position …

Joe Staley

A Look at the 49ers 2017 Draft Class

What if I told you that, in their first season together, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and his lieutenants would hit a homerun in …

George Kittle

Without Carson Wentz, Eagles Are a Rare Top-Seeded Underdog

They tied for the best record in the N.F.L. They earned home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Their defense gives opponents nightmares and they have an offense loaded with quality skill players. But the Philadelphia Eagles, despite having all that on their résumé, head into Saturday’s …

Nick Foles

Grading how the Eagles have fared against the NFL's top wide receivers this year

The Eagles have faced some decent receivers this season, but nothing like what they’re going to get Saturday against Atlanta’s Julio Jones.<p>Jones was …

Jalen Mills

Do the Patriots actually struggle against mobile quarterbacks?

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is one of the more mobile quarterbacks in the NFL and this is a storyline you’ll be sure to hear leading …

Marcus Mariota

Considering the 49ers team rookie of the year options for 2017

The San Francisco 49ers will not get a lot of end-of-season awards, but that won’t stop us from considering internal awards. I thought we’d open with …

George Kittle

49ers don’t have to use first-round pick in 2018 NFL Draft on an offensive lineman

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02: Center Daniel Kilgore #67 of the San Francisco 49ers prepares to snap the ball during the second quarter against the …

NFL

Beathard's lesson from Shanahan and Garoppolo after benching

Rookie C.J. Beathard won the job as the 49ers’ backup quarterback to Brian Hoyer to open the season. And he finished as the No. 2 behind Jimmy …

San Francisco 49ers

Final NFL QB Rankings by PFF Player Grades, 2017

All season long, PFF Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Zac Robinson gave you an overview of every team’s quarterback, and where they ranked in terms of …

Football (U.S.)

2019 Super Bowl odds released, 49ers ahead of four playoff teams

The first Super Bowl odds for the 2018 season were released on Monday, and indicate that oddsmakers have certainly been influenced by Jimmy Garoppolo …

Fantasy Football

49ers GM details how he pried Garoppolo away from Patriots

John Lynch finally had his opening.<p>The 49ers GM — and the entire franchise — had been lusting over Jimmy Garoppolo for months, with the Patriots …

New England

Did lightning strike twice for the Rams and 49ers?

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Jimmy Garoppolo<p>It’s hard to ignore the changes taking place in the NFC West. With the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs …

NFL

What Carlos Hyde Would Bring to the Playoff Table if Re-signed

49ers Webzone - Recently on Niners Live, we dropped: Why the 49ers should Re-sign Carlos Hyde; but Will They? And now we take it a step further: What …

Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers 2017 Season By the Numbers

The San Francisco 49ers closed out the 2017 season on a five-game winning streak and offered plenty to look forward to in 2018.<p>Despite a 6-10 overall …

Tampa Bay

San Francisco 49ers Full Season Team Report Card

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)<p>The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Los Angeles Rams with a score of 34-13 in the last week of regular season …

Robbie Gould

Round Table: A look back at our 2017 season predictions for the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers' 2017 season is complete and it's a safe bet that, no matter what you predicted, it didn't go exactly how you thought. The …

Jimmy Garoppolo

A whole lot of good to be found in the 49ers 2017 rookie class

<i>A lack of established talent, coupled with a historical amount of players landing on injured reserve, led to a ton of action for the</i> <i>San Francisco</i> …

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo poised to return offense to dominance

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo<p>With Jimmy Garopolo at the helm of Kyle Shanahan’s offense, the San Francisco 49ers are …

NFL

End-of-season manifesto: Winners and Losers from 49ers' 2017 campaign

Jan 03,2018<p>The 49ers’ 2017 season should be looked at in two distinct time periods: Before Garoppolo (BG) and after Garoppolo (AG).<p>Before the team traded for Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco was slogging through the earliest stages of a roster-wide rebuild. Veteran Brian Hoyer gave way to rookie C.J. …

Jimmy Garoppolo

The 49ers will do everything they can to keep Jimmy Garoppolo

We all expected this to happen, it’s just a matter of time.<p>Jimmy Garoppolo had the San Francisco 49ers feeling as good as any team and fanbase could at the end of a 6-10 season in recent memory.<p>The team traded for Garoppolo on Halloween, but he didn’t immediately see action. After falling to 1-10 …

Jimmy Garoppolo

By the numbers, Jimmy Garoppolo made 49ers better at everything

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- When football historians look back on the unique San Francisco 49ers' 2017 season, it's only logical that they break up how …

Jimmy Garoppolo

Revisting 25 predictions for 49ers’ season

On July 26, just before training camp began, I did something foolish: I made these 25 predictions for the 49ers’ upcoming season.<p>Now, just after the …

San Francisco 49ers

SO LONG, FAREWELL: TYLER WIEGERS TRANSFERS TO EASTERN MICHIGAN

The internet rumors on Iowa’s quarterback attrition appear to be true, as backup signal-caller Tyler Wiegers announced today he’s heading to …

College & University