The San Francisco 49ers report to training camp two weeks from Thursday, but in the meantime, plenty of players are wrapping up their own offseason workouts. We discussed on Monday how Brian Hoyer was hosting a workout in Dallas at the SMU football facilities. The workout was set for three days, and on Wednesday, backup quarterback Matt Barkley posted a picture from the final day.
Fooch’s update - In case you’re wondering who each player is, Rob Lowder tweeted this out:
49ers beat writer Matt Barrows was able to confirm with the 49ers which players were attending the camp. All four quarterbacks were there, along with eight wide receivers, three tight ends, and a running back. Among the rookies in attendance were quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens, wide receivers Trent Taylor, Victor Bolden, and Kendrick Bourne, and tight ends George Kittle and Cole Hikutini. Among the offseason additions in attendance were quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, running back Kapri Bibbs, and wide receivers Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson, and DeAndre Carter.
KNBR writer Kevin Jones had a solid article on the value of Hoyer organizing these workouts. He talked about the value of establishing an identity for the team, and the bargain the 49ers get in him doing that. Whether or not Hoyer can remain healthy, he is about as ideal a bridge quarterback as a franchise could want in this kind of situation. They may not win a lot of games this year, but they are establishing an identity and getting everybody on the same page as the scheme and roster overhaul approaches training camp.