Part of the reason 49ers QB sam darnold signed with San Francisco was due to location.
“It’s good to be on the West Coast again, I can’t lie, for my family,said Darnold, through 49ersWebZone. “It’s like a 45-minute flight to Orange County, so it’s really nice for my parents to be able to come to the games with a lot of ease.”
Darnold added that the team’s culture and respect for the organization were also important factors in his decision.
“And then obviously the organization, man, last year was my first time in free agency,Darnold explained. “So, like the first time I had a choice, really, and being able to see what their organization is like, that offense. And just the culture that’s established in that locker room by great guys and guys which, obviously, is a profession, it’s a business, and they take it very seriously. But at the same time, I feel like they do a great job of having fun, but also mixing that with being able to focus on the pitch and do their job when they need to.”
Darnold also said the team’s offensive system was conducive to making life easier for a quarterback and that continuity appealed to him.
“The boys are open. I mean, there’s a lot of open guys around every play,Darnold said. “It just seems like there are a ton of answers (as to why he picked the 49ers). Great racing game. I mean, anytime you can have a great running game at quarterback, it’s always a comforting feeling. And I think, just with certain weapons that they have, Deebo, Aiyuk, George, obviously, Christian, Kyle, John Jennings. There are so many boys. You can go on and on. But they’ve been there a long time and Kyle has been able to understand what they all do well and what they don’t do well. And he feels like every game plan uses him and brings out the best in his guys, and that’s a really good feeling as a quarterback, knowing that the coordinator is going to put everybody in the best position possible.”
cardinals quarterback kyler murray is enthusiastic about the responsibility that GM monti ossenfort and HC jonathan gannon they are bringing to the organization.
“As far as the chip on my shoulder and the kind of energy I’m coming into this season with, I feel free in a sense, especially with the change up and the organization,Murray said, via arizonasports.com. “I feel that they have done a great job since they arrived. Holding people accountable, leadership… The way we’re going, I personally feel like the sky’s the limit. It’s quite different for me, but it’s been flawless,” added the quarterback. “Me and (Jonathan Gannon) get along well. He sees things the way I see them. He can relate to the guys and he really feels like he believes in the guys and tries to make them better, me. I feel like you’ll go through a wall for that kind of person and that’s the kind of energy he brings.”
Murray recalled the events that happened after he tore his ACL last year.
“I never felt that before. I had my back turned looking up and it was like everyone was… in a daze. I was crying once we were taken off the field and then it all hit me. I’m one of those people who believes that everything happens for a reason. But I didn’t know (the ACL was torn).”
Murray was mentally tested during his rehabilitation process to get him back to this point.
“No one can really prepare you for what that’s going to feel like (expletive). After the injury happened, I ‘pre-hab’ for two weeks or whatever and that wasn’t too bad. After the surgery, those first two weeks were terrible. Moving was hard. You’re a bit helpless.”
CB Seahawks Lana Tariq shared that his surgically repaired knee has progressed well this offseason.
“The knee is getting good,Woolen said, via PFT.