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Golden Nuggets: It’s a beautiful Friday for an OTA practice

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Friday, June 2nd, 2023

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What 49ers coach Brian Griese said about Brock Purdy, Trey Lance, and Sam Darnold

“After last season, Brian Griese took some time to reflect on his first season as a quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He left a 13-season career as a television analyst to join head coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

..Ultimately, the coach decided that the job was fulfilling and opted to return for another season.”

Matt Maiocco predicts who will be 49ers’ Week 1 starter at QB

“ When you don’t see it, you don’t know exactly what’s going on because you always kind of have this impression of he can’t start throwing until he’s three months in, but clearly he’s putting in a lot of work and going through stuff, so he’s working that elbow. Now I think that throwing program is starting to ramp up.”

It’s for those reasons that Maiocco would bet on Purdy being the Week 1 starter at Pittsburgh.

“If I were a betting man right now, and the odds were who’s going to be the quarterback for the 49ers on Sept. 10 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, my money would go on Brock Purdy,” Maiocco concluded.”

Lombardi: 49ers’ muscled-up Drake Jackson is aiming to bookend Nick Bosa on defensive front (paywall)

“Now I’m in the three-plate club,” a beaming Jackson said on Wednesday in reference to the six 45-pound plates — three on each side — that comprise a 315-pound bar. “And that’s a big thing for me, because my dad used to always make fun of me because he could hit three plates and I couldn’t.”..(Dennis Jackson, for what it’s worth, says that he’s slowing down but can still crank out five reps of 315 pounds on the bench press.)”

Isaiah Oliver analyzes Trey Lance, Sam Darnold, his fit in the 49ers defense

“But they can both throw really good balls, both throwing really good deep balls already this camp,” Oliver continued. “Obviously, they’re battling out, doing their thing, but so far, I think they’re both really good quarterbacks.”

John Lynch: 49ers QB Trey Lance having a ‘really, really quality offseason’

“Really proud of Trey. Trey came back off a broken and dislocated ankle, and he’s out there, has had a really, really quality offseason. So we still remain very high on Trey. We wanted to bring in some more competition. We brought in Sam, and Sam’s really taken to the coaching and the structure that we can give him.”

Branch: 49ers’ Brandon Aiyuk: Breakout season was just the beginning (paywall)

“[Ji’Ayir Brown] got like three or four (interceptions) already” through the first couple of OTA practices, Aiyuk said. “And he just comes in willing to work. He doesn’t say too much. Just works. So I like him. I like him a lot.”