Being a part of a football family was very helpful for Kyle Shanahan. While Jimmy Garoppolo was rehabbing from his injury during the season, Kyle’s father Mike spent time with Jimmy watching tape. Mike Shanahan, who was a great offensive coach with multiple Super Bowl rings, was good for Jimmy to have around while Kyle was prepping his active quarterbacks for game days. Now Jimmy is healthy enough to be back on the field practicing his dropbacks and working on his throws.
The 49ers have the #2 pick in the draft and they have a few different options with it. They have made it clear that they are not opposed to trading the #2 pick. It’s widely believed that the Arizona Cardinals would draft QB Kyler Murray with the #1 overall pick, which would leave Nick Bosa available for the 49ers at #2. But if the Cardinals decide to take Bosa at #1, the 49ers could receive very enticing trade offers from teams looking at Kyler or another top QB. The 49ers could be willing to part with the pick if they would rather load up on draft picks to fill the many needs that have. At this point, it seems most likely that they draft either Nick Bosa if he is available or Quinnen Williams. But they are putting it out there that they are open for talk.
Adding the proven pass rusher is the one | Best offseason move (Cooper/Linsey)
He’s actually just a top 3 TE | George Kittle a top 5 blocking TE (Gayle)
Getting advice from a great offensive mind | Mike Shanahan spent time with Jimmy G (Fann)
Nick Mullens should have the job | The backup QB situation (Almquist)
Kyle’s dad helping Jimmy G (Maiocco)
If Bosa is there, that’s who they’ll take | #2 pick available in trade (Madson)
Kyle on his WRs (Fann)
The return of Jimmy (Biderman)
Kyle isn’t satisfied with the receivers he has | Still looking for receivers (Madson)
Depth chart (Almquist)
Roles for free agent pickups (Biderman)
They have a bunch of backs. One should be able to get a yard or 2 when needed | Short-yardage back (Maiocco)
They should cause QBs a lot of problems | DeForest Buckner-Dee Ford (Chan)