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2017 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC West
49ers hires Lane Kiffin's brother (0:38)
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2dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Offseason moves to improve every NFC team

Seattle has big decisions to make on the Legion of Boom. The Saints need to lock up Drew Brees. The Vikings need to sign a quarterback. Here are five offseason moves to improve all 16 NFC teams.

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Source: Chris Kiffin leaving Lane for 49ers job

Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin -- brother of Owls head coach Lane -- is leaving for a coaching position with the San Francisco 49ers, a source tells ESPN.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Confirmed that Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin is leaving for a position with the San Francisco 49ers. Sports Illustrated had it first. Lane Kiffin losing both coordinators after guiding the Owls to a Conference USA championship in 2017.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo made it clear at the end of the season that he and C Daniel Kilgore had grown close and advocated for the Niners to re-sign Kilgore. "I think there's a special relationship between the center and quarterback," Garoppolo said. "We spend so much time together. Me and him got on the same page almost instantly when I got here. He made my job a lot easier in the run game and all that stuff. We complement each other very well, so hopefully we'll work something out." Now, both have contract extensions locked up and can continue working together.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers continue a busy couple of weeks with another roster move on Wednesday. The team signed C Daniel Kilgore to a three-year contract extension. Kilgore has hoped to remain with Niners, gets deal done before free agency.

Davis continues domination of Pistons (0:50)

Ryen and Woj wrap up the NBA trade deadline

Ryen and Woj put a bow on the NBA trade deadline. Were there any other big deals that were close be getting done? Plus Russillo talks Cavs-Celtics and Jimmy Garoppolo's contract.

Foster arrested for 2nd time in less than a month (1:31)
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6dNick Wagoner

49ers' Foster out on bail after another arrest

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested for the second time in less than a month. Police say he faces domestic violence and assault weapon charges.

Garoppolo reflects on time with Patriots (0:46)
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8dNick Wagoner

Garoppolo on SF: 'This is where I wanted to be'

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said he wanted to get his deal with the 49ers done as quickly as possible and didn't want to test the market. "This is where I wanted to be," the $137.5 million man said.

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Nickel Package: 49ers structured Jimmy G deal expertly

Cynthia Frelund of the NFL Network joins Mike Golic Jr. on the Nickel Package to break down the particulars of Jimmy Garoppolo's contract extension with the 49ers, including why the overall numbers can be misleading, what assumptions you can make on San Francisco's salary cap situation going forward, what their ceiling is as a contender in the NFC West and more.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On why he didn't wait to see other quarterbacks get big contracts, 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo said: "I wanted to be here. I'm excited to be here. I'm happy we got it done as fast as we did."

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Some more fleshed-out thoughts on Jimmy Garoppolo's new contract: It's a nice deal for Garoppolo, especially considering he's only made seven NFL starts. But it's a better deal for the 49ers, and it's not the kind of market-mover for which an unrestricted free agent like Kirk Cousins will or should be looking. Garoppolo gets $41.2 million THIS YEAR (plus another $1.4 million in workout and per-game roster bonuses if he plays every game), which is fantastic. And it's fully guaranteed. But beyond this year, the only remaining guarantee is $7.5 million of his $17.2 million 2019 salary. Which means, if he goes Full Osweiler on them this year, they could get out of the deal for only $7.5 million. Plus, since the signing bonus is so low ($7 million), the cap hit if they cut him in future years won't be that bad. Basically, the Niners, who were projected to have about $100 million in cap space this year, used $37 million of it by front-loading this deal now, when they can afford to pay anything. And if Garoppolo doesn't work out, they can get out after two years or three years or whatever very easily. Further, if he turns out to be great, they'll have him at a very affordable cost in the final three years of the deal. For perspective, while Garoppolo's $27.5 million per-year average is a new record, the contract isn't really the highest in NFL history. The $48.7 million guarantee at signing is only $1.7 million more than Andrew Luck got two years ago, and it's 1.3 million less than the SIGNING BONUS Matthew Stafford got on his contract extension last year. It's also about $3 million less than Garoppolo would have made if he'd been franchised this year and next. And sure, if he plays every game the next two years, he gets $61.2 million, which is about $10 million MORE than he'd have made on consecutive franchise tags. But that's not really much more, considering the leverage he had and the fact that franchise tag money is fully guaranteed. The better leverage play would have been to wait, make the Niners tag him and negotiate off of the tag. Again, you can see why a $41.2 million 2018 payday had appeal. Good for the Niners for using their 2018 payroll flexibility to their advantage and lock up a guy they believe is their franchise quarterback on a team-friendly deal.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo called San Francisco a "very welcoming environment" and noted a quick bond with teammates, coaches and rest of organization as reasons for getting a deal done quickly.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.39th
Rushing Yards104.021st
Points For20.720th
Points Against23.925th