The 49ers’ George Kittle and the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, pairing with former NFL star Greg Olsen, just launched their Tight End University. The self-proclaimed creator of “National Tight End Day,” San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, is continuing to make his position gain even more prominence within NFL ranks.
Should the 49ers stick with Jimmy Garoppolo for the 2021 season or move on to Trey Lance? This has been the No. 1 question on the mind of nearly everyone with an interest in the San Francisco 49ers since the team used four draft picks, including three in the first round, to select the North Dakota State quarterback in this season’s draft.
In what’s likely his final year with the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo can go one of either two different ways that’ll ultimately define his career. Few players in recent San Francisco 49ers history have been as divisive as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
With the dust mostly settled on the offseason and teams looking ahead to training camp, Chris and Kyle take time to assess the 49ers’ roster with the 15 most valuable players to the team in a new episode of Candlestick Chronicles.
It’s a new season, and with that comes the opportunity to be positive! The 49ers have a good chance to return to the playoffs in 2021. For the San Francisco 49ers, 2020 was a bad year that should be swept under the rug and not talked about ever again.
Technically, the San Francisco 49ers have a Ring of Honor and a museum to commemorate their best players. But a Ring of Honor can't come close to representing all the great people who have worked for the 49ers since Bill Walsh became the head coach in 1979.
For years, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hasn’t had much success in the red zone despite prolific offenses, but recent trends suggest an improvement. As big as an offensive genius many claim him to be, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has had one area in which his teams have historically struggled.
The NFC West is the best division in football. Even if the San Francisco 49ers were half as a healthy as they were in 2020, winning the division was still going to be a challenge. 2021 will prove no different.
"The Bay Area will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you, @49ers #FTTB" Nick Mullens posted the above on his Instagram before starting a new journey with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.
The 49ers could use some additional defensive end help with Jordan Willis suspended for six games and questions about Dee Ford’s availability. Cornerback Jason Verrett on Tuesday took to Twitter to try and help San Francisco in that area.
It’s looking more and more like 49ers No. 2 tight end Ross Dwelley will command more attention in 2021, especially to safeguard George Kittle. Perhaps 2021 will be the year San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan realizes the No.
The 49ers inquired about trading for Aaron Rodgers earlier this offseason, but the Packers gave a pretty clear-cut response. Remember all those reports just before the 2021 NFL Draft that the San Francisco 49ers were among the teams interested in the reigning MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers?
The narrative has shifted. Two months ago when the 49ers first drafted Trey Lance, the word out of the 49ers facility was that Jimmy Garoppolo would be the starter and Lance would sit and learn on the bench for a season, maybe even two.
The 49ers’ offseason was highlighted by a major trade up in the NFL draft and the retention of essentially all their key free agents. Going into training camp though, their roster is now littered with intriguing names added through both the draft and free agency.
Kyle Shanahan’s outside zone is incredibly effective and a great play in itself, but the 49ers offense thrives off of counters to their run game. The passing concepts off of outside zone are pretty simple, but stopping them is another issue.