San Francisco 49ers

49ers ‘pumped up’ at Jimmy Garoppolo’s leadership |Dec 13, 2017

  (Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.) SANTA CLARA — Tight end Delanie Walker is long gone from the 49ers, one of the first to cash out after their 2012 season’s Super Bowl run and just ahead of their stunning freefall. But he keeps […]

Kurtenbach: Why the 49ers should offer Jimmy Garoppolo the largest contract in franchise history right now |Dec 13, 2017

Franchise tag limbo is a real thing, and the 49ers should avoid it at almost any cost.

Mayor Ed Lee’s sports legacy in San Francisco will live on |Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, who once called himself "the Jeremy Lin of mayors," was able to find a way to mix politics and his love of sports to help benefit San Francisco.

49ers boombox becomes ‘our thing’ before wins |Dec 12, 2017

SANTA CLARA — Behind the scenes, one 49ers rookie is making a lot of noise. The scouting report: plays big, looks intimidating, rallies everyone. The 49ers are 3-1 since a super-sized boombox began escorting them out of their locker room to the field. Yes, a boombox. Jimmy G led the @49ers to the field with […]

A new contract for Jimmy Garoppolo? Not so fast |Dec 12, 2017

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday he doesn't expect anything to be finalized with Garoppolo until after the end of the regular season

49ers notes: Celek makes breakout play; Johnson benched |Dec 11, 2017

(Click here, if you are unable to view this video or photo gallery on your mobile device) HOUSTON – Tight end Garrett Celek’s 61-yard reception Sunday wasn’t just the longest of his 49ers career, he says it’s the longest of his life, and it keyed the 49ers’ go-ahead touchdown drive against the Texans. Faced with […]

49ers report card: Shanahan, Garoppolo deliver win streak |Dec 11, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo is 2-0 as the 49ers starting quarterback after producing another comeback win, this time 26-16 at Houston.

Steward: With Garoppolo at QB, it’s time to climb aboard 49ers bandwagon |Dec 11, 2017

49ers needed a top-flight quarterback for all of their other moves to start working and make sense, and it appears they have him.

Garoppolo leads 49ers to back-to-back wins |Dec 10, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo improved to 2-0 as the 49ers starting quarterback, engineering another second-half comeback for a second straight road win, this time at Houston.

49ers Trent Brown not up for Jimmy Garoppolo encore |Dec 10, 2017

The 49ers (2-10) will be without right tackle Trent Brown as Jimmy Garoppolo makes his second start Sunday at the Texans (4-8).

Live updates: 49ers vs. Texans, Sunday morning |Dec 10, 2017

Get scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 10 a.m. when the 49ers go for their second straight win under new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo when they take on the Texans in Houston.

Kyle Shanahan ‘positive’ about 49ers state |Dec 9, 2017

Coach Kyle Shanahan is feeling positive about the 49ers direction and thinks all this season's adversity will only help them going forward in identifying players to keep and forging key bonds.

Krueger: Quarterback puzzle solved, but 49ers still need these key pieces |Dec 8, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo is the 49ers’ franchise quarterback. Now the focus is to surround him with enough talent to win a Super Bowl. It’s been said that the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. If your team has a franchise quarterback, a player who can potentially win a Super Bowl, you are one of the haves. If […]

Fast facts: 49ers vs. Texans |Dec 8, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Savage will duel at quarterback as the 49ers visit the Houston Texans on Sunday.

49ers Carlos Hyde hungry for touchdown celebration |Dec 8, 2017

Ending a six-game touchdown drought is atop Carlos Hyde's agenda as he hopes to lift the 49ers (2-10) over the Houston Texans (4-8) on Sunday.

Beyonce’s Beyhive comes to her defense after Tomi Lahren’s criticism |Dec 7, 2017

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren bashed Beyonce and Colin Kaepernick, but the Beyhive was quick to clap back.

49ers Jimmy Garoppolo blushes at comparisons to Joe Montana |Dec 7, 2017

(Click here if you are having trouble viewing the video on your mobile device.) SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo offered a humble response Wednesday for those 49ers fans pegging him as the second coming of Joe Montana. “The Joe Montana comparisons, I think it’s a little early for those. It’s only been one game,” Garoppolo […]

49ers DeForest Buckner channels Justin Smith’s unselfish move |Dec 7, 2017

DeForest Buckner did not have a tackle last game for the first time in his 49ers career but he played a pivotal role on a third-down sack in Sunday's 15-14 win at Chicago.

49ers Robbie Gould’s birthday comes with NFL honor |Dec 6, 2017

Kicker Robbie Gould, arguably the prize of the 49ers' free-agent class, made all five of his field-goal attempts to lead them past Chicago and earn him not only revenge but also the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award.

Kyle Shanahan dispels suspense about 49ers starting QB |Dec 5, 2017

Of course, Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Texans’ O’Brien not comparing Garoppolo with Brady |Dec 5, 2017

Houston coach says 49ers starting quarterback "plays the game in a very efficient way."

49ers notes: Trent Taylor overcomes illness with clutch catches |Dec 4, 2017

The 49ers had no shortage of heroes Sunday, but rookie Trent Taylor's ability to play through food poisoning served them well in a 15-14 comeback over the Chicago Bears.

Kurtenbach: These six throws show why Jimmy Garoppolo is the real deal |Dec 4, 2017

The new 49ers quarterback showed he has franchise-changing talent.

49ers report card: Putting the ‘A’ in Garoppolo |Dec 4, 2017

CHICAGO – Here is how the 49ers (2-10) graded in Sunday’s 15-14 comeback win over the host Chicago Bears (3-9): PASS OFFENSE: A Jimmy Garoppolo’s starting debut made this whole unit much improved, although the Bears lowly defense helped matters. Garoppolo (26-of-37, 293 yards, one interception) exhibited skillful accuracy, touch, mobility and overall leadership. His […]

49ers Garoppolo wins starting debut against Bears |Dec 3, 2017

(Click here if you are unable to see this photo gallery or video on your mobile device) CHICAGO – Jimmy Garoppolo, understandably, called it “special” to win his 49ers starting debut Sunday in comeback fashion, especially with family and friends from his nearby Arlington Heights hometown cheering him on in red, No. 10 replica jerseys. […]

49ers Steve Young regales Pop Warner team with Hall of Fame advice |Dec 3, 2017

Menlo-Atherton squad was able to afford the journey in part because of a generous sponsorship from Young and his Forever Young Foundation

Series by series of 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo starting debut |Dec 3, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 15-of-22 passes for 172 yards with an interception in the first half of his 49ers starting debut at Chicago.

Kurtenbach: It took one game for Jimmy Garoppolo to prove he was worth the hype (and more than $20 million) |Dec 3, 2017

The 49ers have their guy.

Steward: Jimmy Garoppolo everything 49ers fans could have dreamed he’d be and more |Dec 3, 2017

New quarterback showed so many standout qualities it's hard to know where to start breaking down his all-around polish

Steward: JimmyG was everything you’d want him to be |Dec 3, 2017

New 49ers quarterback shows all the right things in triumphant first start

Learning from a legend: Could Garoppolo be destined for Brady-like greatness? |Dec 1, 2017

It's tricky business coming out of the shadows of a legend. Jimmy Garappolo, understudy to Tom Brady with the New England Patriots, starts for the 49ers Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

49ers, Bears staying patient with top picks after blockbuster deal |Dec 1, 2017

Both early first round selections have struggled to make an impact as NFL rookies

Can 49ers Garoppolo buck ‘Brady Backup Bunch’ curse? |Dec 1, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo will look to do what none of Tom Brady's other backups have done: go on to win a playoff game as a starting quarterback away from the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Man: Why you should give Jimmy Garoppolo a shot and what Crabtree’s suspension means for Raiders |Nov 30, 2017

Four out of the five top scorers last week were wide receivers: Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Keenan Allen and Robby Anderson

Could C.J. Beathard start again for 49ers this season? |Nov 30, 2017

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan did not commit to having Jimmy Garoppolo as his starting quarterback beyond Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears

49ers Garoppolo ‘a handsome lad with an unbelievable future’ |Nov 30, 2017

Coach Kyle Shanahan is convinced Jimmy Garoppolo's even-keel approach will keep him from getting swept up in emotion as he makes his 49ers starting debut Sunday in Chicago, 30 miles from his hometown.

49ers safety explains decision to leave Players Coalition |Nov 30, 2017

Eric Reid had grown increasingly frustrated with the coalition over what he believed was a lack of communication between the group's leaders and its fellow members

NFL Week 13 picks: Win, win for 49ers, Raiders |Nov 30, 2017

Look for the 49ers and Raiders to win on the same day for the first time since last Christmas Eve.

What got 49ers Reuben Foster his first NFL honor? |Nov 30, 2017

(Click here if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device) Reuben Foster’s first three full games of his career resulted in his first award: the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month. But what exactly earned him that award? It apparently goes beyond wins and losses, as well as stats. “I’m […]

Kurtenbach: Eric Reid could be blackballed by the NFL, but he’s not going to stop protesting |Nov 30, 2017

The 49ers' safety is a pending free agent and could face the same fate as Colin Kaepernick.

49ers promote running back, re-sign offensive lineman |Nov 29, 2017

Jeremy McNichols was brought up from the practice squad and OL Tim Barnes was re-signed as the 49ers prepare for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears

Kurtenbach: Why Kyle Shanahan is a big winner in the 49ers’ quarterback change |Nov 29, 2017

The 49ers' first-year head coach was granted a bit of good fortune.

Colin Kaepernick gets support from President Obama |Jan 4, 2017

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) was supported by President Obama regarding his decision to not stand for the national anthem. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)

A new home for your 49ers coverage |Sep 15, 2016

Can 49ers' revamped line keep quarterbacks upright? |Sep 6, 2016

SANTA CLARA -- Down went Colin Kaepernick. Down went Blaine Gabbert.

Carlos Hyde Q&A: 49ers back on football and his furry friend Max |Sep 6, 2016

There's little doubt running back Carlos Hyde will be the 49ers' offensive catalyst this season under new coach Chip Kelly.

Colin Kaepernick thanks Seahawks' Jeremy Lane for supporting protest |Sep 6, 2016

Colin Kaepernick recognized what it meant for Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane to stand with him.

Chip Kelly 2.0: Can 49ers reboot go differently for coach? |Sep 6, 2016

At a Chip Kelly training camp, an automated voice periodically thunders over the loudspeakers. The voice signals that it's time for a new drill, and players respond by moving briskly to the next station.

49ers preview: Players to watch for in 2016 |Sep 6, 2016

PLAYERS PRIMED FOR A BREAKOUT

Getting to know 49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil |Sep 6, 2016

Like any coach praising a player's upside, new 49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil stood at the media podium and commended rookie defensive lineman Ronald Blair's ability "to find the soft shoulder" in an opposing line's game.