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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and running back Raheem Mostert (31) celebrate after Mostert scores his fourth rushing touchdown in the third quarter as the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers on prime-time TV five times in 2021

Usually a team that finishes in last place and won only six…

 

Aaron Banks, a Berkeley native who played at El Cerrito High School, was selected by the 49ers in the second round of Friday’s NFL Draft. (Courtesy photo)

49ers add El Cerrito’s Aaron Banks to offensive line

When you draft a quarterback of the future so high in the…

 

Trey Lance (Courtesy of North Dakota State)

Trey area: 49ers take Lance to be their QB of the future

It was a smokescreen all along. Ever since a seismic trade March…

 

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan faces a fan mutiny over reports that Mac Jones, a former Alabama star, is the odds-on favorite to be selected by the Niners in NFL Draft’s first round. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will 49ers gamble on Mac Jones over Justin Fields or Trey Lance?

It is a debate that won’t be resolved today. When the 49ers…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan faces a fan mutiny over reports that Mac Jones, a former Alabama star, is the odds-on favorite to be selected by the Niners in NFL Draft’s first round. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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49ers-Mac Jones scenario is real (and not ideal), says Daniel Jeremiah

Tom Krasovic The San Diego Union-Tribune Forecasting NFL Draft Night, former scout…

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Raiders’ NFL Draft preview: Possible targets in first round, needs and where they pick

Anthony Galaviz The Fresno Bee With the 17th pick in the NFL…

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St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius retains Gil Haskell Trophy, shuts out Riordan for third straight year

Team prevails with 42-0 win in opening game of truncated spring season

St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

10 thoughts on the 49ers’ draft-pick trade and looming quarterback decision

Here are 10 thoughts about the 49ers’ franchise-shifting trade Friday, sending three…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
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49ers acquire No. 3 overall pick in NFL Draft

In a draft full of top quarterbacks, the 49ers on Friday made…

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Trent Williams (71) of the San Francisco 49ers smiles during warm-ups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 27, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 49ers have reportedly agreed to terms with Williams, who will sign a six-year contract worth up $138.06 million. (Elsa/Getty Images/TNS)

49ers to sign Trent Williams to record six-year contract, bring in Alex Mack

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers early Wednesday morning made big…

Trent Williams (71) of the San Francisco 49ers smiles during warm-ups before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 27, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 49ers have reportedly agreed to terms with Williams, who will sign a six-year contract worth up $138.06 million. (Elsa/Getty Images/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers full back Kyle Juszczyk (44) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the 2nd quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

49ers and fullback Kyle Juszczyk have agreed to a five-year deal, according to report

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee Kyle Juszczyk signed the richest contract for…

San Francisco 49ers full back Kyle Juszczyk (44) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the 2nd quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Cal, Stanford to square off in Big Game on Nov. 20

Stanford faces daunting schedule

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49ers sign QB Josh Rosen, running back to 1-year deals

A day after the Super Bowl, the 49ers made a couple moves…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after winning Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Tom Brady, stifling Bucs defense lead to Super Bowl rout of Chiefs

Rick Stroud Tampa Bay Times He had found him in the end…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after winning Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, 43, will attempt to become the second player to win a championship with multiple teams. <ins>(Courtesy Tampa Bay Buccaneers)</ins>

No matter who wins, Tampa Bay or Kansas City will go down in Super Bowl history

Brady may break his own record, Mahomes may win back-to-back matchups

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, 43, will attempt to become the second player to win a championship with multiple teams. <ins>(Courtesy Tampa Bay Buccaneers)</ins>
It remains to be seen whether The Weeknd will top 2020’s Super Bowl halftime performance by J.Lo, left, and Shakira. (Courtesy Pepsi)

Don’t go to a Super Bowl watch party

Some local sports bars offer socially-distanced events

It remains to be seen whether The Weeknd will top 2020’s Super Bowl halftime performance by J.Lo, left, and Shakira. (Courtesy Pepsi)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers end tough season with 26-23 loss to Seahawks

It wasn’t supposed to end this way for a team that less…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>

49ers return to Levi’s Stadium to face Seahawks

Seahawks at 49ers When: Today, 1:35 p.m. Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara…

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4), brought in after Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, struggled to make an impact before suffering his own injury late in the season. <ins>(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>

Dogged by injuries and missed opportunities, 2020 was a year to forget for the 49ers

When a calendar year includes parts of two seasons, the highs and…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4), brought in after Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, struggled to make an impact before suffering his own injury late in the season. <ins>(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers rally behind C.J. Beathard, starting for the first time since brother’s death

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee C.J. Beathard won’t forget Saturday afternoon no…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)