49er News: Trey Lance and Drake Jackson impress in minicamp

49er News: Trey Lance and Drake Jackson impress in minicamp

49ers’ Juszczyk impressed with everything he’s seen from Lance

“I feel like I saw an improvement on the pitch, in terms of his performance,” Juszczyk said. “We saw a lot of big plays there. And as a leader, I just feel like he’s gotten stronger.

Albert Breer expects Jimmy Garoppolo trade talks to heat up soon

“We want to take a look at Sam Darnold in attacking Ben McAdoo. We want to take a look at Matt Corral, how he comes out of a simplistic college offense, and then we’ll reassess after we finish the offseason program,” Breer said describing the Panthers’ mindset. “That’s why I’m saying in about a week and a half, Carolina, Seattle, those teams, I think, will probably have a better overall sense of their quarterback position. And that’s when I think those talks are resuming… whether it’s San Francisco and Carolina, Cleveland and Carolina, Seattle and San Francisco – whatever it is… I think some of those discussions will resume at the end of next week.

Jake Brendel Center: The 49ers’ best-kept secret

“Brendel’s veteran profile, athletic ability and familiarity with not only offense but also Trey Lance make him an intriguing favorite to win the center job now.”

Transcripts: What DeMeco Ryans and Brian Schneider said at 49ers minicamp

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and special teams coordinator Brian Schneider spoke to reporters after practice Wednesday at the team’s mandatory minicamp. Here’s everything they had to say.

49ers minicamp notebook: Bosa and Ebukam praise rookie Jackson; A cheerful but crowded D-Line room; Ryans on cornerbacks

“Ebukam and Jackson could find themselves competing for snaps this season. Ebukam says Jackson is already offering him stiff competition, which should make both players better in the long run.

“I saw him perform all the exercises, and I was like, ‘Man, he’s athletic, he’s tall,'” Ebukam said. “He has young legs, so he’s able to keep going all day. Me seeing him do that, I’m just like, oh yeah, I got someone who can push me. So he pushes me. He will also push others.

Cohn: The good and the bad of day 2 of the Minicamp

“[Trey Lance] had 10 of 15 pass attempts while playing without Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, Jauan Jennings, Elijah Mitchell, Trent Williams, Daniel Brunskill and Mike McGlinchey. Also threw two long touchdown passes – one down the left sideline to Ray Ray McCloud who beat Ambry Thomas (more on him in a minute). The pass wobbled, but it was accurate and the receiver caught it, so who cares? Jimmy Garoppolo would never have even attempted this throw, let alone succeeded. The second deep touchdown pass was a perfect spiral through midfield for Jordan Matthews who headed a post. It was another pass that Garoppolo wouldn’t have completed in a million years. But the interception was definitely one Garoppolo would have thrown. On that play, Lance was under pressure, he forced a pass down the middle to KeeSean Johnson, and safety Leon O’Neal Jr. simply beat the receiver to the catch point. If Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk had been the target, the pass might have been completed, but they didn’t practice. In four media drives this offseason, Lance completed 50 of 67 passes (74.6%) and threw 6 touchdown passes and 2 picks. He is ready. The 49ers don’t need Garoppolo anymore. They should cut it before training camp.

Schrager hears 49ers’ Trey Lance make ‘major progress’ ahead of second year

“And from everything we’ve heard from these players, he’s been great this offseason. He’s led sessions, and he’s been the dude.”

Lombardi: What the 49ers like about Jake Brendel, the early favorite to replace Alex Mack (paywall)

“The 49ers could also consider Daniel Brunskill, who started eight games for them at center in 2020, for the training camp position. But Brendel is the world’s first post-Mack leader, so it’s time to examine four key elements of the 49ers’ ongoing process into another phase of transition at center.

Lombardi: 49ers minicamp: Nick Bosa praises Drake Jackson, his new bookend (paywall)

“I was confused,” Bosa said. “I thought we drafted an inside linebacker, and I was like, ‘We’ve got a lot of that. And then they started showing the highlights and I was like, ‘Okay, I see why we did this.’

Trey Lance welcomes advice from 49ers great Steve Young ‘with open arms’

“Lance has continued to speak with Young through team events. Additionally, the two have exchanged phone numbers. Through this ongoing communication, Young feels he understands Lance’s strengths and what he still needs to do. to improve.

Branch: 49ers’ Nick Bosa waiting to be ‘informed’ of contract extension (paywall)

“I don’t know,” Bosa said. “I just focused on my improvement. I’ll let my agent handle it.

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