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Golden Nuggets: Jeff Garcia goes too far with his criticism about Cam Newton

Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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The San Francisco 49ers received some bad news on Monday as they’ll be without running back Jeff Wilson Jr. for a month and wide receiver Deebo Samuel for

Jimmy Garoppolo still under evaluation with 49ers, and team could make a change in 2021

Garoppolo’s play has been up and down, and there were some recent differences of opinion about the extent of his recent high ankle sprain. The guarantees on Garoppolo’s then-record setting contract will have been paid out by 2021, leaving the franchise with maximum flexibility should it choose to go in another direction and no longer pay the veteran $26 million a year.

“It’s wait and see,” said one source with knowledge of the situation. “He’s still under evaluation. It could go in a few different directions, and is it possible he’s not the guy next year? That’s fair. I don’t think that’s lost on anybody.”

Cam Newton’s shocking reaction to Jeff Garcia’s fashion criticism after Patriots loss against 49ers

Surprisingly Newton agreed with Garcia’s rather harsh criticism.

“You know what’s crazy, I agree with him and the fact that he’s a former player, he has every right to say that,” Newton told WEEI in an interview. “But, that’s another opinionated theory, and it’s fair to say.”

While he may have agreed with his assessment, Newton added that it changes nothing for him.

“I know I come off to so many different people so many different ways, and that’s fine. You know what, he’s exactly right. But, I’m not changing the way I dress. I’m sorry.”

Aiyuk didn’t seem impressed with Pats’ vaunted secondary

“It was a good secondary,” Aiyuk said. “It was a good secondary, I guess.”

Aiyuk had reason to show skepticism — the 49ers’ offense looked unstoppable. Their 467 total yards were the most allowed by New England all year long. Jimmy Garoppolo and his receivers racked up 270 yards through the air, which was just five yards shy of the highest passing yards allowed by the Patriots this season.

Aiyuk has also been building on his chemistry with Garoppolo, and that has shown on the field.

“Just being in the spots I am supposed to be in and where Jimmy is expecting me to be and the ball came to me when I did that,” Aiyuk said. “Obviously, it is exciting to have your first 100-yard game, but there is still a lot more to improve on and a lot more to build on.”

7 takeaways from 49ers big win over Patriots

George Kittle didn’t have his best outing on National Tight End Day, but he still had arguably the best game of any TE vs. the Patriots this season. New England has done a great job against opposing tight ends, but they allowed five receptions for 55 yards to Kittle on Sunday. The five receptions were the most by a TE vs. New England this season. The 55 yards were the second-highest total.

Studs and duds from 49ers’ thumping of Patriots

Dud: QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo wasn’t bad in his return to New England. However, he threw a couple pretty bad interceptions that the team would like to see him eliminate. The first one he threw high and behind George Kittle directly to safety Devin McCourty. The second worked effectively as a Hail Mary on the last play of the first half, but he took a shot down the left side for Brandon Aiyuk, but Aiyuk was never open and cornerback J.C. Jackson hauled in an easy interception. The good news is Garoppolo had some good moments as well, but he has to eliminate the bad turnovers.

Why Dunlap trade isn’t worth the headache for the 49ers

Chris Simms believes the 49ers should be buyers, and that was before their dominant win over the Patriots. There could be plenty of available options for the 49ers, but one name they should avoid is Carlos Dunlap.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Bengals have been in active trade talks surrounding the Bengals’ veteran defensive end, who has privately and publicly expressed his frustrations with the organization.

Along with his latest stunts, Dunlap, 31, simply hasn’t been that good this season. He has just one sack and four QB hits this year. Bad fit for the locker room? Check. Low production? Check. Then there’s Dunlap’s contract. He’s signed through next season and has a $13.5 million cap hit for 2021, according to Spotrac.