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Golden Nuggets: Things Just Got Griese-y In Santa Clara

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Saturday, March 5th, 2022

49ers hiring former Monday Night Football analyst Brian Griese as QB coach [report]

“Griese doesn’t have any coaching experience at the pro or collegiate level, and has worked as an analyst for ESPN since 2009. In 2020, Griese was promoted to the MNF booth. According to the New York Post, ESPN is looking to make wholesale changes to the MNF booth — one that also includes Steve Levy and Louis Riddick — this season.”

Matt Maiocco discusses likelihood of Garoppolo trade to Dolphins, explains why 49ers likely to lose key DL

“I think he’s going to be making starter’s money somewhere. I just think that’s the road that’s the most likely scenario. With the Dolphins, it sure sounds like Mike McDaniel wants the Tua (Tagovailoa) thing to work, and that he has a plan for him and is excited about that.”

Mike Florio names Jimmy Garoppolo trade destinations that make sense for the 49ers

“Florio doesn’t believe the 49ers will be forced to cut Garoppolo, and he obviously doesn’t think the team will keep the quarterback. After all, he isn’t wavering from the belief that Tom Brady will be San Francisco’s Week 1 starter.”

RG3 believes ‘it’s going to be fireworks’ with Lance at QB

““[H]e has the skill set. He has the arm talent. He has the athleticism. And from what I’ve been told, he has the mindset. So, if he gets that opportunity, and Jimmy’s [Garoppolo] not there anymore, I think it’s going to be fireworks. But he’s got to prove that.””

5 risers and 3 fallers during Thursday’s NFL Combine

“Given all of the tests, which players elevated their draft stock on Thursday and which players diminished theirs?”

Branch: 49ers mailbag: What’s up with S.F.’s offensive brain drain? (paywall)

“The large exodus leads off the latest offseason mailbag (some questions have been edited for length, grammar and/or clarity):”