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Golden Nuggets: Could Rosen serve as the 49ers backup next year?

Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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Don’t worry, we’ll discuss what Kyle Shanahan had to say about Jimmy Garoppolo later this morning. Let’s start the day by talking about another quarterback.

49ers Break Silence on Josh Rosen

“If there’s something out there, we should probably try to do it. The first thing you want to do is just get someone who’s available right away because you can’t just take people off other people’s practice squads unless they agree to come, so you start to talk about our list of free agents who are out there on the street, as we say.”

“Everyone gets evaluated that way,” Shanahan added. “But the way I’m looking at it is the way I just told you in terms of we needed to bring (in) a guy. For it to be a guy who was a first-round pick just [two years ago], that’s a bonus. So, I’m excited to have a guy in here with that ability that we are going to look at.”

“I know from scouting Josh and scouting him hard through the process (of the 2018 draft), intelligence is one of his top attributes. He’s incredibly smart, and he’s working incredibly hard with (quarterbacks coach) Shane Day, (passing-game coordinator) Mike LaFleur, with Kyle, with everybody to try to get a package, at least, that he can run in an emergency. We’re appreciative to Josh in having faith in us. And it really is a nice little chance to take a look at a very talented player, and we’ll see where it goes from there. But right now, it’s pedal to the metal trying to learn our system.”

5 players the Seahawks should consider resting against the 49ers in

Adams has been a warrior for the Seahawks this season. He missed four games due to a groin injury but has been playing through a shoulder injury and two broken fingers. There were a few games where Pete Carroll said Adams was essentially playing with one arm. The star safety will likely need offseason surgery to clean up his shoulder. But given how beat up Adams is, why not give him a week to rest?

Seattle should consider doing so and let Ryan Neal start in his place against the 49ers. Adams surely wouldn’t be thrilled with the idea and would much prefer to be out on the field with his teammates. He’s also only a half-sack shy of reaching double digits. But this one feels like a no-brainer from Seattle’s standpoint.

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Round 2: Odds, over/under, player prop bets

The defense continued to show out again this week, having two very important 4th down stops and held the Rams to just field goal kicks for scoring. This is also the fifth game in five weeks where the defense held their opponents to under 20 points.

For the 49ers, they were able to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-12 on Sunday, led by quarterback C.J. Beathard, who threw three touchdowns in the game while running back Jeffery Wilson ran for 183 yards.

In regards to injuries, the Seahawks on Sunday sat out DeeJay Dallas, while guard Mike Iupati and right tackle Brandon Shell were questionable. An update on those injuries will come later in the week.

The 49ers have been dealing with injuries all season long, and that narrative hasn’t changed since then as this team has not looked like the team that played in a Super Bowl last year.

Miller’s 2-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

14. San Francisco 49ers: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami

You can NEVER have too many pass rushers. The better of the two number 15’s from the past two years at Miami. Phillips is a former top overall recruit in the nation, and his production and tape this year shows why. He is everything necessary to be a devastating pass rusher, and I personally believe he is the best in the class.

Phillips is well-built, long, explosive, and flexible with surprisingly advanced hands for someone who has not played a ton of football. If it weren’t for injuries, I believe he would be a possible top-5 pick. Yet, that injury history that almost led him to retirement makes his draft stock as murky as still pond water.

Whitner believes 49ers should go all-in to draft QB Fields

“This guy is mature, he’s accurate and he has the ability to take this offense to the next level,” Whitner said. “If I’m the general manager of the 49ers, I’m moving up to take Justin Fields.”

“You gotta do what you gotta do,” Whitner said. “If you can put a guy like Justin Fields in a Kyle Shanahan offense, with all the misdirection, all of the shifts and motions, the easy throws and you just rely on him when it’s not there to escape the pocket and make something happen down the football field for us, he can do that.

“And he has the size, and the capability, and the tools to make it happen. Whatever they want, you get into that top 3 and get Justin Fields.”