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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…

 

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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…

 

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…

 

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)
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, local leaders celebrate opening of state’s largest vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium

By Jana Kadah Bay City News Foundation The largest COVID-19 mass vaccination…

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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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…

(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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>
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)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was credited with 23 yards after his first catch in the first quarter. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images/TNS)

49ers vs. Cardinals: Defense takes center stage as San Francisco clips Arizona

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee Robbie Gould missed three field-goal tries but…

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was credited with 23 yards after his first catch in the first quarter. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images/TNS)
Quarterback C.J. Beathard (No. 3) of the San Francisco 49ers, shown in a 2018 game, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.<ins> (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

49ers to face Arizona Cardinals Saturday

49ers at Cardinals When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

Quarterback C.J. Beathard (No. 3) of the San Francisco 49ers, shown in a 2018 game, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.<ins> (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

Beathard to take over as 49ers quarterback after Mullens injury

Third-stringer C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers in Saturday’s…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Juszczyk was one of three San Francisco 49ers named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Three 49ers selected to 2020 Pro Bowl

All-star game between NFC an AFC will not be played this season

Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Juszczyk was one of three San Francisco 49ers named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers vs. Cowboys: Turnovers loom large as Dallas thumps San Francisco

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers followed a familiar formula against…

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers hope to stay in contention in Sunday’s faceoff with Dallas Cowboys

49ers at Cowboys When: Sunday, 10 a.m. Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the 3rd quarter against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

With Garoppolo out, backup quarterback Nick Mullens gets a chance to change some minds

Frustration rarely leads to good outcomes, and Nick Mullens admitted he was…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the 3rd quarter against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) was 25-for-45 passing for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers hopes get slimmer after 23-15 Washington Football team victory Sunday

A foghorn blows when the “home” team scores a touchdown at State…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) was 25-for-45 passing for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).