Brian Hoyer Headlines

  • Will the just-right Jimmy Garoppolo show up for 49ers in Week 3?

    In Week 1, he was too reckless. In Week 2, he was too cautious. The question for Week 3: When will Jimmy Garoppolo be as glorious as he was last year? Perceptions change rapidly in the NFL. And that fact is neatly illustrated this week with the 49ers and Garoppolo visiting the Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes. Less than two week ago, when Garoppolo had a 7-0 record, there were jokes about him never losing a start in his career. But that crack about unsustainable perfection is so five minutes ago:...

  • 2018 49ers unit breakdowns

    OFFENSE Run Jerick McKinnon was slated to be the do-it-all feature back, but he was lost for the season when he tore his ACL in practice Saturday. Those duties now figure to be shared by Matt Breida and Alfred Morris, who provide a lightning-and-power vibe. It could be a relatively even split: At 190 pounds, Breida might not be able to withstand too many touches. Morris' snaps could be limited by his pass-catching ability (just 57 receptions in six seasons). If right guard Joshua Garnett...