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Lynch, Shanahan discussed going after Tom Brady

In myriad ways, this offseason has belonged to Tom Brady. On Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reunite with Brady and further the Bucs’ title aspirations. It was the latest development for an offseason filled with Brady frenzy as his time with the Patriots ended […]

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Tom Brady on leaving Pats: Never cared about legacy

Tom Brady set sail from New England to Tampa Bay this offseason, creating waves throughout the NFL world as the greatest quarterback of all time embarked on a new journey for the first time in his 20-year career. In a lengthy, two-plus-hour, wide-ranging interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday morning, Brady admitted he knew before […]

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Concerns over physical health of players rise during pandemic

This coming Monday, a handful of NFL team facilities were supposed to open to players for the start of offseason workouts. Instead, the doors will remain closed for the foreseeable future, leading to increasing questions about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on players’ mental and physical health but also their wallets. Unlike the last […]

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NFL stats and records, SB LIV: Chiefs' historic comeback

NFL Research offers the best nuggets from Super Bowl LIV. Here are the most eye-popping statistical accomplishments of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win. » Patrick Mahomes (24 years, 138 days old) is the youngest player to be named NFL MVP (2018) and win a Super Bowl in their career. Mahomes is the youngest quarterback to […]

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Jimmy Garoppolo rues missed chances in 4th quarter

When the third quarter of Super Bowl LIV came to a close, Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers were up by 10 points, coming off a scoring drive and had not punted all game. An hour later, they were slinking off the field at Hard Rock Stadium as losers of Super Bowl LIV, 31-20, […]

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Kyle Shanahan explains decision to pass on Mahomes

MIAMI — Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch had a chance to draft Patrick Mahomes in 2017 and decided against it. It’s more complex than a simple "pass," though. For one, the 49ers weren’t entirely sold on Mahomes. Shanahan had interacted with the quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the team wasn’t certain he’d prove […]

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Niners' run game powers dominant win vs. Vikings

The San Francisco 49ers attempted their first postseason pass Saturday since Colin Kaepernick’s fateful toss intended for Michael Crabtree way back in January of 2014. It was a fun moment for history, but the passing game mattered little after that. Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers dominated the Minnesota Vikings on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s […]