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The 49ers’ trade for Garoppolo: What did Mike Shanahan have to do with it?

There are plenty of interesting revelations in ESPN’s story that details some dysfunction in the Patriots’ dynasty, but from a 49ers’ perspective this nugget is perhaps the most interesting: Mike Shanahan had [Read entire story]

49ers’ Roger Craig won’t reach Hall of Fame as modern-era candidate

Former 49ers running back Roger Craig, the first player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a season, will not reach the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a modern-era candidate. On [Read entire story]

Garoppolo’s introduction foreshadowed 49ers’ turnaround

In February, shortly after they were hired, 49ers general manager John Lynch spoke before head coach Kyle Shanahan at their introductory news conference and offered a 965-word greeting. Began Shanahan: [Read entire story]

49ers: 2017 season grades

Offense What a difference a five-start QB makes: They finished 12th in the NFL yards per game, their second-highest ranking since 2003. Jimmy Garoppolo, paired with Kyle Shanahan’s [Read entire story]

Team Trendy: 49ers will have to ignore the hype

The 49ers have entered their offseason with a franchise quarterback, a five-game winning streak and a belief that plenty more wins are on the horizon in 2018. “I know,” safety Eric Reid said Sunday, [Read entire story]

Game grades from the 49ers’ season-ending win over the Rams

Offense Their 463 yards were their most since November 2016, they didn’t allow a sack for the second time this season, had 171 rushing yards and averaged 5.7 yards a carry. QB Jimmy [Read entire story]

49ers pound Rams to finish season on 5-game roll

LOS ANGELES — After the 49ers finished their season with a 34-13 win over the Rams on Sunday, they expressed a bizarre desire for a 6-10 team: They wanted to continue their losing season. Instead of [Read entire story]

49ers’ Marquise Goodwin returns home with team after latest concussion

LOS ANGELES — Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin’s career-best season ended with a frightening collision Sunday. In the second quarter of the 49ers’ 34-13 win over the Rams, Goodwin appeared to be [Read entire story]

Rams, 49ers look ready to rule NFC West again

Before the Rams visited the 49ers in Week 3, the prime-time meeting was expected to be the latest of the NFL’s forgettable Thursday night offerings. Not only were the teams playing on three days of [Read entire story]

49ers’ Foster seeking technique to match talent

Asked about his favorite play of his rookie season, 49ers inside linebacker Reuben Foster cited a short-yardage tackle of Arizona running back Adrian Peterson in November. “I did something exciting,” [Read entire story]

Saleh terms 49ers’ Buckner one of NFL’s best

The 49ers’ best offensive player, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, wasn’t voted to the Pro Bowl because he’s made just four starts. And their best defensive player, tackle DeForest Buckner, wasn’t [Read entire story]

49ers also wowed by Garoppolo’s intangibles

The last time things went south for Jimmy Garoppolo, a West was responsible. On Dec. 13, 2013, in a quarterfinal playoff game, Towson running back Terrance West rushed for an FCS-record 356 yards and [Read entire story]

49ers linebacker Eli Harold looks to 2018

On Wednesday, as he looked to the offseason and his role with the 49ers, linebacker Eli Harold said, “Hopefully, I’m still here.” Why did Harold, who is signed through 2018, say that? [Read entire story]

Garoppolo complemented by rushing attack in win

The 49ers had quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but they also had this game plan entering Sunday’s game: run the ball. Center Daniel Kilgore was among those who said the 49ers were focused on establishing [Read entire story]

49ers: Game grades vs. Jaguars

Offense Jimmy Garoppolo made an unquestionably awesome defense look ordinary, at best. The 49ers had 26 first downs, 369 yards, converted 10 of 15 third downs, allowed one sack and [Read entire story]

49ers: No. 1 defense no problem for Garoppolo in 44-33 win over Jaguars

Early in the fourth quarter Sunday, after an interception by Ahkello Witherspoon gave the 49ers the ball deep in Jaguars’ territory, the crowd at Levi’s Stadium began the chant. “MVP! MVP! [Read entire story]

49ers vs. Jaguars: Garoppolo, Bortles seek to continue hot streaks

Sunday’s game at Levi’s Stadium will feature a quarterback who didn’t do much for the first 13 weeks of the season before dominating in December. [Read entire story]

49ers’ Robbie Gould nets another honor

The kicks — and the awards — keep coming for Robbie Gould. On Wednesday, the 49ers placekicker was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks. Gould is the only [Read entire story]

Robert Saleh, Richard Hightower rewarding faith from 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan

During his introductory news conference Feb. 9, Kyle Shanahan, then four days removed from coaching in a Super Bowl, said he was already playing from behind. Because he’d been serving as the Falcons’ [Read entire story]

49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk voted to Pro Bowl

Kyle Juszczyk may have been slammed on social media this season, but the 49ers fullback clearly still has plenty of fans: On Tuesday, he became the only member of the team who was voted to the Pro Bowl. [Read entire story]