The San Francisco 49ers will work out former Cal quarterback Jared Goff "this week," Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported on Tuesday. As noted in his report, the Cleveland Browns are also set to host Goff for a more in-depth workout in the near future.
Obviously, this is significant given the fact that the Browns and 49ers are in the market for a quarterback at the top of the first round of the NFL Draft. Not to mention the fact that both teams were well-represented at Goff's pro day in Berkeley earlier in March.
The 49ers sent several coaches, including head coach Chip Kelly and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day to Goff's workout, which went well overall. Goff is considered one of the top two quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, battling North Dakota State's Carson Wentz for the honor.
San Francisco has also scheduled a workout with Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook and Wentz, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. They obviously make sense as those are essentially the consensus top three quarterbacks. Blaine Gabbert replaced Colin Kaepernick off the bench last season, and will battle Kaepernick and possibly a rookie for the starting job this season.
Of course, that hinges on Kaepernick not being traded, as the once-franchise quarterback is reportedly "disillusioned" with the 49ers after his benching last season.
If the 49ers like one of Goff or Wentz, the Browns are the first of two teams that have been consistently mocked as taking one of them before the 49ers can. Cleveland holds the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, while the Dallas Cowboys hold No. 4 and have been consistently linked to Wentz. San Francisco picks at No. 7 and if they feel strongly enough about Goff or Wentz, they'd have to trade up to the Tennessee Titans spot at the top of the draft to ensure they get one of them.