The 49ers were a bad team in 2015. So the 2016 NFL Draft is the first thing fans have had to look forward to since Jimmy T and the Heartbreakers shocked the world with a Week 1 victory.
General manager Trent Baalke enters the draft equipped with the most picks in the league, and according to the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns are gauging other teams’ interest in the No. 2 pick. And whenever there’s news about the Browns this offseason, 49ers speculation isn’t far behind.
When it comes to the 49ers this offseason, I’ll put my money on a lot of national talk without much action.
It’s unclear how the Niners’ braintrust feels about Goff, but Phil Simms made it clear on Tuesday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” that he thinks the Cal quarterback is the third best in the draft behind Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch.
“Physically, talent-wise, what I see the NFL becoming, that’s how I would rate the top three,” Simms said.
An unwavering prediction for which he’ll never be held accountable? Now, that’s some high-quality, hot-taked goods fresh out of the hot takery.
Jamal Crawford: 36th-Man of the Year
At the ripe age of 36, Jamal Crawford on Tuesday became the first player in NBA history to win the 6th Man of the Year award three times.
“I don’t feel age is an excuse,” Crawford said.
We’ll check back with him in a few years to see if that stance holds.
Jackson in demand
Ex-Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is a man in demand during this offseason’s coaching shuffle.
In addition to the Knicks, the ESPN color commentator has been contacted by the Timberwolves and Kings, according to ESPN.
Another frontrunner for the Minnesota job is Jackson’s fellow coach-turned-broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy.
Give me Jackson if the T’Wolves decide to make them play one-on-one for the gig.