49ers makes bold move to shake up NFL free agency by signing 1-year contract with QB Sam Darnold following Jimmy Garoppolo’s depurture to Raiders

With the addition of another seasoned starter to the roster in case the plan needs to change, the 49ers will have a fantastic season, which will delight the faithful. Sam Darnold, a former quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, has signed with the San Francisco 49ers, who are considered to be the most well-liked team in the NFL, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Being ranked 20th on the offensive with 44.2 AGL and 26th on defense with 49.7 AGL, the 49ers are having a difficult year for the NFC West and are hoping that Trey Lance and Brock Purdy will be healthy enough to participate at the start of the regular season.

The San Francisco 49ers, one of the strongest NFL teams, have consistently sought out the league’s top quarterbacks and just had Nick Bosa, their star defensive end, win the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Why are the 49ers getting QB Sam Darnold from NFL free agency?

The injuries sustained by Trey Lance and Brock Purdy, as well as Jimmy Garoppolo’s decision to sign with the Raiders, made it necessary for the 49ers to acquire a powerful quarterback. According to sources, Las Vegas Raiders had signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a three-year, $72.75 million contract. Rapoport said that the contract contains a $34 million guarantee.

Following that, The 49ers wanted a quarterback who could go in and run the offense without too many glitches, despite the fact that there is a long line of quarterbacks who can do that, for Darnold should benefit from this system. 

The 31-year-old Ward will work with former 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans in Houston, according to the NFL Network, which also broke the news that the 49ers have continued to sign USC product Sam Darnold to a one-year deal on 13th March, who is entering his sixth season in the league.

Sam Darnold has five seasons of experience playing for the Jets and Panthers, throwing for 11,767 yards and 61 touchdowns. The Jets selected Darnold with the third overall choice in the 2018 draft, and he struggled while starting 38 games for them before being dealt to the Carolina Panthers in 2021. In that season, Sam started 11 games before losing his job late on.

Darnold credited his progress from the previous season in part to spending a lot of time with defensive players while on injured reserve to gain a fresh viewpoint, even though he started the season on injured reserve and didn’t have the chance to play until late in the season after Mayfield was fired after going 2-8 as the starter.

This week marked the beginning of the official NFL free agency period, known as the “legal negotiating period,” during which teams and free agents can come to an agreement on the parameters of new contracts before formally signing them.


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