Getting a real shot in San Fran?
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday that Darnold, Brock Purdy (elbow) and Trey Lance are "all capable of being franchise-like quarterbacks," David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Shanahan mentioned Purdy's eight starts last year as an example of "franchise-like" play, also noting that Lance is the "best we've had him right now" (after some injury struggles) while Darnold "hasn't been in the best situations" prior to San Francisco. Comments from both Shanahan and John Lynch hint at Purdy being the favorite to start once he's healthy, but his ongoing rehab from UCL surgery leaves Lance and Darnold to compete for first-team reps this spring/summer, giving both opportunities to make an impression in one of the league's more fluid QB rooms. Darnold turns 26 in June and is signed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract that includes $3.5 million guaranteed.
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Samuel (ribs) wasn't spotted at Monday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Aiyuk (shoulder) was present for Monday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Bell caught both of his targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 30-12 win over the Giants.
McCloud logged 38 offensive snaps (46 percent) but was not targeted in Thursday's 30-12 win over the Giants.
Jennings caught two of three targets for 31 yards in Thursday's 30-12 win over the Giants.
Samuel's ribs are sore after a win over the Giants on Thursday, but testing didn't reveal any breaks or serious damage, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Mitchell rushed 11 times for 42 yards and secured all three targets for two yards in the 49ers' 30-12 win over the Giants on Thursday night.
Kittle secured seven of nine targets for 90 yards in the 49ers' 30-12 win over the Giants on Thursday night.
Samuel brought in six of 12 targets for 129 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for two yards in the 49ers' 30-12 win over the Giants on Thursday night.
Purdy completed 25 of 37 passes for 310 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing four times for minus-1 yard in the 49ers' 30-12 win over the Giants on Thursday night. He also fumbled once but recovered.