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Golden Nuggets: Montana Endorses Gabbert

Thursday, December 10, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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The upcoming matchup between the 49ers and Browns has become more intriguing knowing that Johnny Manziel will be facing Blaine Gabbert as each teams QBs. As controversial as the quarterback situation has been in San Francisco this season, with the demotion of one-time franchise QB Colin Kaepernick, the QB position in Cleveland is wrought with even more issues. Josh McCown, Austin Davis, and Manziel have all been part of the roulette of passers and now the spinning wheel has reluctantly stopped on Johnny Football's number again.

On the other side, Blaine Gabbert didn't take long to seize the reins fully after Kap was sat down, then later, officially declared out for the season. Blaine has studied, practiced, and eventually executed on the field, placing himself in the best position to continue as the #1 option at quarterback, not only to close the season, but most likely to start next season too. Even hall of famer Joe Montana has agreed that the team needs to keep Blaine on the roster and those are words you don't take lightly. So whether Colin sticks around or the 49ers draft a new QB prospect, Gabbert will still have a legitimate shot at being the full time starter next season.

Gabbert vs Manziel

Joe Montana to 49ers: Don't let Blaine Gabbert get away (Sporting News)

5 Things We Learned from Blaine Gabbert ahead of Week 14 Visit to Cleveland (Emerick)

49ers eager to slow Johnny Manziel, and so are Browns (Barrows)

Reverse bulletin board material. | Tomsula: 'Johnny Manziel is a playmaker' (Maiocco)

Manziel's mobility has 49ers on alert (Inman)


49ers' Dawson follows emotional kick with emotional trip (Maiocco)

Phil Dawson returns to Cleveland, where he kicked 14 years (Yahoo/AP)

Gerald Hodges 'Comfortable' in 49ers Defense, Makes Six Tackles in Week 13 Win (Price)

Tony Jerod-Eddie Ready to Face College Teammate Johnny Manziel (Fann)

49ers' ST coach: Bears player did right thing on punt (Maiocco)

Jarryd Hayne looks set to stay in practice squad despite Bruce Ellington dropping three balls in three games (FOX AUS)

Team News

49ers LB Bowman ranks third in Pro Bowl fan voting (Maiocco)

Practice report: Hodges steps in for Wilhoite; Lynch, McDonald in concussion protocol; Staley rests knee (Inman)

TE Vance McDonald, OLB Aaron Lynch remain out with concussions (Gutierrez)

POLL: Who wins in head to head, 1976 Raiders or 1989 49ers? (CSN)