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49ers 'Believe' Jimmy Garoppolo Will Be Starting QB In 2021

Dec 30, 2020 8:02 AM

The San Francisco 49ers remain publicly committed to Jimmy Garoppolo at their starting quarterback in 2021 despite only having one healthy season over the past three.

“I do believe Jimmy’s going to be our quarterback next year,” Kyle Shanahan said this week.

The 49ers are 22-8 when Garoppolo plays and 7-26 with all other quarterbacks under Shanahan.

“Look at Jimmy’s record when he’s been here. Jimmy, you can win with. He’s proven that,” Shanahan said. “He’s proven he’s a starting quarterback in this league. We had a couple of other guys who got opportunities this year who played like they have a chance at times to be starting quarterbacks, but they did play like backups overall.”

Garoppolo signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract after the 2017 offseason.

“I think he would have taken steps forward and it would’ve been great for him to play this year,” Shanahan said. “After what he got playing the year before, being able to go through his first full season, I think regardless of how it started out, it would have been a good experience for him to only get better. The injuries he had kind of took the year from him. ... It was unfortunate for Jimmy and for our team. I know it’s frustrating for him, but that’s why he’s got to go into this offseason and do everything he can in this offseason to get ready for Week 1 next year.”

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Washington Releases Dwayne Haskins

Dec 28, 2020 1:44 PM

The Washington Football Team has released Dwayne Haskins.

"This afternoon I met with Dwayne and informed him that we would be releasing him. I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways. We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these last two seasons and wish him well moving forward," Washington coach Ron Rivera said in a statement.

Haskins was the 15th overall pick in 2019 and was benched in the fourth quarter after two interceptions and a lost fumble.

Haskins started for two straight weeks despite being fined and losing his captain role for violating COVID-19 protocols. 


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Logan Ryan Signs Three-Year, $30M Deal With Giants

Dec 25, 2020 2:37 PM

Logan Ryan has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the New York Giants.

Ryan, 29, earned the extension with his strong play this season. He signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Giants back in late August that included another $1.5 million in incentives, and admitted that his familiarity with new coach Joe Judge played a major factor.

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49ers Sign Josh Rosen

Dec 22, 2020 9:12 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have signed Josh Rosen to back up C.J. Beathard at quarterback.

The 49ers lost Nick Mullens for the season with a right elbow injury that may require Tommy John surgery.

Rosen has been on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad.

Jimmy Garoppolo's status for the final two games of the season is uncertain as he deals with a high ankle sprain.

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Eagles Still Believe Carson Wentz Could Have Future With Team

Dec 13, 2020 2:02 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles plan to keep Carson Wentz and want him to be a major part of their team.

The Eagles still believe in Wentz as a person and a player with the hope he can reclaim his prior form.

"None of this changes the belief that people have in Carson," one team source insisted to ESPN this weekend.

The Eagles replaced Wentz with Jalen Hurts this week and that move could hold for the rest of the season.

The Eagles must make a decision by the second day of the 2021 league year -- sometime in mid-March -- because on the third day of the league year, Wentz's $22 million base salary for 2022 becomes fully guaranteed and his 2021 roster bonus of $10 million also is paid out.

The Eagles could cut Wentz with a post-June 1 release and spread his cap charge over two years.

Philadelphia could also trade Wentz.



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Deshaun Watson: 'Very Important' That Texans Re-Sign Will Fuller

Dec 3, 2020 8:43 AM

Will Fuller has been suspended for six games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but that doesn't change Deshaun Watson's opinion on his future with the Houston Texans.

The quarterback thinks it's "very important" that the receiver, playing on his fifth-year option, is back in Houston in 2021.

"Will knows that we all love him," Watson said. "He always do the right thing and then one slip-up just got popped. But we always going to have his back. Will's my brother. The whole organization knows that too. And you know, make sure that we get him back for next year, especially in this organization."

Watson was asked if it was important for the Texans to re-sign Fuller, who will be a free agent this offseason.

"That's very important," Watson said. "That's definitely one guy that I'm going to be working on this last month and offseason, for sure."

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Garett Bolles, Broncos Agree To Four-Year, $68M Extension

Dec 1, 2020 3:41 PM

The Denver Broncos and Garett Bolles have agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension.

Bolles negotiated a $20 million signing bonus and $38 million over the first two years of the deal.

Bolles was a first round pick in 2017 out of Utah. The Broncos had declined the fifth-year option on Bolles' contract before the season.

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