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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for June 7, 2020

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PFF tweeted out their five-most valuable San Francisco 49ers over the past decade using their “wins above replacement” stat. When I first saw it, I thought it was bologna, and they were trying to hijack Colin Kaepernick’s traffic and spin it into something PFF related. I still feel that way. Here is the tweet, if you haven’t seen it yet:

No link, analysis, or numbers behind each name. That’s another reason why I think this was a farce. Let’s pretend it’s not, for the moment. You have the three most productive quarterbacks on the roster in the past decade. It’d be fun to know the difference between Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith, and Jimmy Garoppolo if it’s per season or all together. If the WAR stat is overall, then that bodes well for Jimmy G.

Looking back on his time with the 49ers, do you feel like Vernon Davis was underrated? Or, better yet, under-appreciated? Davis scored 55 touchdowns as a Niner and 454 receptions from 2006-2015. It helps to have a signature moment like “The Catch III.” PFF says in their description that players who line up further away from the center of the line of scrimmage tend to score higher, which is why Joe Staley’s fourth on the list. It also helped that Staley was all-everything for the majority of his career.


49ers links:

Hue Jackson wanted Browns to sign Colin Kaepernick to contract in 2017 (NBC Sports)

Projected 49ers Nickel defense for 2020 (Madson)

49ers’ George Kittle reveals Trent Brown as ideal WWE tag-team partner (NBC Sports)

49ers fans should be thrilled about Jerick McKinnon in 2020 (Niners Noise)

Deebo Samuel ready to take next step up in 49ers offense (247 Sports)

Daniel Brunskill vs. Aaron Donald: A 15-Round Fight (Cohn)

5 Bold Predictions for 49ers Training Camp: Offense Edition (SI)

Other football Links:

How a ‘rogue’ employee forced NFL, Goodell into new Black Lives Matter stance (Yahoo)

Analysis: NFL’s approach to protests reveals a week of change – at least in tone (OC Register)

Broncos players, coach Vic Fangio help lead protest march through Denver (ESPN)

Ferentz places strength coach on leave, releases new statement (KCI Des Moines)

Which NFL teams are best (and worst) suited to play well after this unusual offseason? (Boston Globe)