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Are the 49ers contenders for Chandler Jones?
By Rohan Chakravarthi
Arizona Cardinals star pass-rusher Chandler Jones is slated to hit free agency in 2022 for the first time since signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 offseason, and he’s expected to be a hot commodity. Jones, 32, is coming off a Pro-Bowl season in which he accumulated 10.5 sacks, 41 tackles, six forced fumbles, four pass deflections, and 36 pressures, per Football Reference, returning to his old self after playing just five games in 2020 due to injury. The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the best teams at rushing the passer over the past few seasons, ranking among the top three in sack percentage in the NFL as a team in two of the past three seasons, which is the primary reason that they ‘ve reached the NFC
Mike Florio names Jimmy Garoppolo trade destinations that make sense for the 49ers
Everyone is trying to figure out what is happening with Jimmy Garoppolo’s trade value after news broke that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback will undergo shoulder surgery. He’ll be sidelined for an estimated 16 weeks, meaning any interested teams won’t get to see him throw again until late June or early July. That could be risky if you are trading for Garoppolo as your starting quarterback. Most believe a deal will still get done, though. Garoppolo isn’t an elite quarterback, but with it looking like Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson might stay put and the incoming rookie quarterback class looking weaker than most years, San Francisco might still find itself in a desirable situation. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk believes a deal will still get
John Lynch: 49ers re-signing fan-favorite DJ Jones will be ‘challenging’
There is a lot of offseason uncertainty surrounding the San Francisco 49ers roster. The biggest storyline is the status of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who will have shoulder surgery in the coming days. Most expect him to be traded, but the latest development will sideline the veteran quarterback for an estimated 16 weeks, likely hurting his trade value. The 49ers also have 21 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents, including defensive tackle DJ Jones. The team won’t be able to retain everyone, and John Lynch knows that. Roster turnover is part of life in the NFL. The 49ers general manager spoke with the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and reportedly described the contract situation with the 27-year-old defender as
49ers insider explains why DJ Jones is unlikely to return
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DJ Jones is a fan favorite. The often under-appreciated defender will become a free agent on March 16. He had his best season in 2021, earning career-high overall (73.3) and pass-rushing (66.6) grades from Pro Football Focus. “If his objective is to stay here, he made it really hard,” general manager John Lynch said this week at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I do think it’s going to be challenging.” That isn’t an encouraging assessment of the situation for those hoping Jones returns for the 2022 season. One 49ers insider, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, isn’t optimistic that Jones will be back. That’s not