San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance needs season-ending surgery on broken ankle suffered against Seattle Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Trey Lance’s season is over less than five full quarters into his first year as the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback. Lance broke his right ankle with 2:20 to go in the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-7 win against the Seattle Seahawks. Backup Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Lance and finished the game, … Read more

NFL Week 2 expert roundtable: Avoiding the dreaded 0-2 start, new coaches and upset picks

Despite the fireworks of otherworldly quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes (oh, man — that pass) and a dinged-up Justin Herbert (oh, man — his pass!), Thursday night’s Chargers-Chiefs tilt was decided in large part by the Kansas City defense. Early in the fourth quarter, rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson intercepted a misguided Herbert goal-line toss and returned it … Read more

Jeff Wilson’s mission: Making sure 49ers’ rookie runners avoid ‘bonehead’ plays

Do you remember the time Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner picked off a Nick Mullens pass and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown? Jeff Wilson Jr. does. In fact, the 49ers running back has been recounting the 2018 sequence a lot this week, including to the team’s rookie runners, Tyrion Davis-Price and Jordan Mason, in … Read more