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49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, pictured Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in the 30-18 losing game against the Colts, is coming under growing scrutiny after four straight losses. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

49ers season on the rocks: Shanahan under the microscope

‘I told the guys they have to be tough-minded and stick together’

  • Oct 25, 2021

 

Jonathan Martin, a former NFL offensive lineman, is pictured outside his home in Austin, Texas; the athlete, who was bullied in his NFL locker room and faced depression, will donate his brain to research to determine if head trauma contributed to his health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/New York Times)

Long after his NFL career ended, mental health toll lingers for this former 49er

‘There’s a taboo around depression, mental illness’

  • Oct 19, 2021

 

The 49ers lost a tough game at Arizona Sunday, 17-10, but San Francisco saw a good amount of teamwork develop.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco49ers)</ins>

Niners lose to Cardinals: Here’s what we learned

Trey Lance made his debut as an NFL quarterback in the 49ers’…

 

The 49ers, pictured at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 25, go up against the Arizona Cardinals in week five of NFL play. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

NFL Week 5 predictions: Our picks against the spread

By Emmanuel Morgan New York Times The NFL’s first international game since…

  • Oct 7, 2021
The 49ers, pictured at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 25, go up against the Arizona Cardinals in week five of NFL play. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco started against Seattle in fine form, but fell apart near the end of Sunday’s Week 4 game. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

Week 4 of the NFL season: A closer look

Seahawks best 49ers, thanks to Russell Wilson

  • Oct 4, 2021
San Francisco started against Seattle in fine form, but fell apart near the end of Sunday’s Week 4 game. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
Niners backup quarterback Trey Lance was pressed into action against the Seahawks Sunday, a game where San Francisco fell short and lost.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)</ins>

Niners lose to Seahawks: Here’s what we learned

Do we have a full-blown quarterback controversy on our hands?

  • Oct 3, 2021
Niners backup quarterback Trey Lance was pressed into action against the Seahawks Sunday, a game where San Francisco fell short and lost.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)</ins>
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner during a game at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 11, 2019. Wilson and the Seahawks return to Levi’s Stadium to face the Niners on Sunday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Can the Niners beat the Seahawks? NFL Week 4 predictions

Russell Wilson brings his unique talents to Levi’s Stadium

  • Sep 30, 2021
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner during a game at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 11, 2019. Wilson and the Seahawks return to Levi’s Stadium to face the Niners on Sunday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The 49ers play the Packers this week. <ins>(Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)</ins>

NFL Week 3 predictions: Our picks against the spread

By Emmanuel Morgan New York Times Are you not entertained? Four of…

  • Sep 23, 2021
The 49ers play the Packers this week. <ins>(Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)</ins>
Niners defensive lineman Nick Bosa played a major role in stopping the Eagles in a Week 2 San Francisco victory. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

What we learned from Niners beating the Eagles

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner Is your glass half-empty? Niners…

  • Sep 19, 2021
Niners defensive lineman Nick Bosa played a major role in stopping the Eagles in a Week 2 San Francisco victory. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
The 49ers, opening with a win against the Lions in week one, play the Eagles. (Courtesy 49ers)

NFL Week 2 predictions: Our picks against the spread

By Emmanuel Morgan New York Times Last-second field goals. Teams flooding the…

  • Sep 17, 2021
The 49ers, opening with a win against the Lions in week one, play the Eagles. (Courtesy 49ers)
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…

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)
Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (76) was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers. (Courtesy Western Michigan)

49ers add more building blocks on final day of NFL Draft

The 49ers 2021 NFL Draft will always be judged on what they…

Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (76) was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers. (Courtesy Western Michigan)
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…

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)
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…

Trey Lance (Courtesy of North Dakota State)
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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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)