GM John Lynch says 49ers not shopping QB Trey Lance
Even though the San Francisco 49ers have proclaimed Brock Purdy the leader to start at quarterback if he recovers in time from his elbow injury, they aren’t yet ready to move on from the player they drafted two years ago to be their franchise quarterback.
Defending Super Bowl champion Rams open season as underdogs
Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams will raise their Super Bowl banner Thursday night before kicking off the NFL season at home where they became the second straight team to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in their own stadium.
NFL draft early entry list has 3 national title-winning QBs
National champion Alabama has five players leaving early after beating Ohio State in the CFP title game on Jan. 11, with All-America quarterback Jones and linebacker Dylan Moses both early graduates. The 30 players with college eligibility remaining after completing their degree requirements had to notify the NFL of their intentions for the draft. Players less than four years removed from high school who have not completed a degree need to be granted special entry to the draft by the NFL. Southern California has the most players leaving early for NFL draft eligibility with six. Stanford and Ohio State matched Alabama with five each.
FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February
MEAC: Seven teams will play a four-game conference schedule starting Feb. 20. Northeast: Seven teams will play a four-game conference schedule starting March 5 with championship game April 16 or 17. Ohio Valley: Eight teams will play a seven-game conference schedule starting Feb. 21. Patriot League: Six teams will play a four-game conference schedule starting March 13 with championship game between division winners April 17. Southern: Nine teams will play an eight-game conference schedule starting Feb. 20.