1. San Francisco 49ers: Identifying a Perfect Draft Replacement for Patrick Willis

    The tumultuous offseason for the San Francisco 49ers got dramatically worse when Patrick Willis announced his retirement. Over the span of his eight-year NFL career, Willis was arguably the best player at his position...

    Dan Mori Written by Dan Mori about 1 month ago 16,537 reads 76 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Predicting Hall of Fame Chances for Patrick Willis

    The retirement of San Francisco 49ers ’ linebacker Patrick Willis came as a shock around the league...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 13,847 reads 27 comments

  3. What College Stars Can Learn from NFL Players Ditching Millions to Retire Early

    If you’re Myles Jack, UCLA's gifted linebacker who's less than a year away from being allowed to leave for the NFL, the past week provided much food for thought...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 27,279 reads 15 comments

  4. Will Wave of Unexpected Retirements Become New NFL Trend?

    NFL free agency has shocked fans for plenty of reasons, including the unexpected retirements of Patrick Willis , Jake Locker and Jason Worilds ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 16,758 reads 23 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers: A Letter of Thanks to Linebacker Patrick Willis

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 marks the end of an era in San Francisco 49ers history. The date is, of course, associated with the end of a phenomenal and storied career...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 1 month ago 8,271 reads 37 comments

  6. Patrick Willis Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    After eight seasons, seven Pro Bowl selections and five Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis has retired...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 27,078 reads 41 comments

  7. Patrick Willis' Shock Retirement Marks Official End of Jim Harbaugh-Era 49ers

    When NFL superstars retire unexpectedly, you can feel the collective gasp. It's the gasp you hear when one team fumbles and the ball lies unprotected on the turf...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 150,592 reads 285 comments

  8. Patrick Willis Will Officially Retire Tuesday, 49ers Announce

    For eight seasons, Patrick Willis patrolled the middle of the San Francisco 49ers defense as perhaps the best inside linebacker in football, and the 49ers expected him around for many more...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 522,904 reads 384 comments

  9. Ranking San Francisco 49ers' Top 10 Players Currently Under Contract

    The San Francisco 49ers ’ record was 8-8 last season. They fired one of the best coaching staffs in the NFL and replaced it with coaches other teams didn’t want...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 7,792 reads 10 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers: 7 Potential Salary-Cap Casualties for 2015

    The San Francisco 49ers will have decisions to make on their salary cap this offseason. The estimated salary cap for 2015 is somewhere in the neighborhood of $140 million , and ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 4 months ago 35,733 reads 96 comments

  11. Chris Borland's Impact Could Push Willis or Bowman to Outside Linebacker

    Chris Borland is lifting the Niners defense in the absence of Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Despite his size and proportions, he is playing at an elite level...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 6 months ago 8,654 reads 49 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers Changing Linebackers: Aldon Smith In, Patrick Willis Out

    One in, one out—that seems to be the motto for the San Francisco 49ers at linebacker this season. In this week? Aldon Smith, whose nine-game suspension is finally over...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 6 months ago 6,825 reads 20 comments

  13. 49ers Will Limp Through Playoff Push Without Versatile Patrick Willis

    Injuries often require crutches, but for a team, they can’t be a crutch. That applies to every team, even the San Francisco 49ers as they prepare to play the remainder of ...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 6 months ago 30,639 reads 60 comments

  14. Patrick Willis Will Miss Rest of Season with Toe Injury

    The San Francisco 49ers ' quest to return to the postseason just underwent a major blow, as star linebacker Patrick Willis is done for the season...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 39,068 reads 122 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Updating the Injury Status of NaVorro Bowman and Company

    Don’t look now, but the San Francisco 49ers are beginning to get back reinforcements. The 49ers team that last took the field against the Denver Broncos was a shadow of its full strength...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 6 months ago 5,739 reads 3 comments

  16. Patrick Willis Injury: Updates on 49ers Star's Toe and Return

    Updates from Friday, Nov. 21 Willis provided an update for himself via Instagram: Updates from Tuesday, Nov...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 7 months ago 63,150 reads 102 comments

  17. Patrick Willis Injury: Updates on 49ers Star's Wrist and Return

    Updates from Sunday, Sept. 28 Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group updated Patrick Willis ' status for Week 4: Updates from Thursday, Sept...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 7 months ago 7,194 reads 23 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers: Previewing the 53-Man Roster

    The time has come for the San Francisco 49ers to begin paring down their roster. With only two more preseason games left on the calendar, general manager Trent Baalke and the 49ers ...

    Dan Mori Written by Dan Mori about 9 months ago 13,729 reads 64 comments