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Happy Saturday one and all.

We are close to Super Bowl LV, but before that happens, let’s take a look around the NFC West and what is going on with the rest of the division.

Let’s finish things up with my friends over at Niners Nation and the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers news: Jimmy Garoppolo is staying with the 49ers in 2021, per NFL Network - Niners Nation
After Saturday’s news, did this just become more likely?

No Matthew Stafford for the 49ers, so what do they do now? - Niners Nation
The pressure is on Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch now

San Francisco 49ers: Texans insider weighs in on what asking price could be for Deshaun Watson - Niners Nation
S.I.’s Albert Breer detailed how the deal went down.

NFL Trade rumors: The 49ers are rumored to “make a move” for Kirk Cousins - Niners Nation
We take a look at two familiar faces to see if they’d be upgrades over Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers 2021 NFL Draft: Could SF take an edge rusher at No. 12? - Niners Nation
With Matthew Stafford officially off the market, teams looking for a new quarterback will either put together a package to try and get Deshaun Watson or focus on the 2021 NFL Draft.

This year’s...

NFL Draft: Notre Dame Edge rusher Daelin Hayes had a “great meeting” with the 49ers at the Senior Bowl - Niners Nation
Finding an edge rusher opposite of Nick Bosa should be a high priority this offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Arik Armstead, at his best, rushes from the interior in sub-packages. Who knows...

San Francisco 49ers QB, Rapoport: ‘I don’t know that Cousins is an upgrade over Jimmy G’ - Niners Nation
The NFL Network Insider joined the Pat McAfee show and shared his thoughts on the 49ers’ QB situation.

San Francisco 49ers free agency: ESPN’s Bill Barnwell believes Cordarrelle Patterson is a good fit with 49ers? - Niners Nation
The speedy receiver would provide a big boost to San Francisco’s return game.

49ers news: Kittle on Stafford: I think it’s definitely going to help them, but I’m very confident in our defense - Niners Nation
On Tuesday morning, San Francisco 49ers' star tight end gave his thoughts to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager on Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo for the umpteenth time, and how the 49ers stack up...

Could helping the Jets land Deshaun Watson be the key to a SuperBowl-worthy 49ers quarterback upgrade? - Niners Nation
Niner Nate and Leo Luna discuss on today’s podcast

49ers news: Brandon Aiyuk finished in the top-25 among most valuable WRs in PFF’s WAR stat - Niners Nation
Aiyuk did that despite missing only playing in 12 games

San Francisco 49ers offseason: What are the options at center next season? - Niners Nation
Last year’s starter Weston Richburg hasn’t played a game since suffering a leg injury in Week 13 of the 2019 season.

The 49ers Shanaplan: One free agent upgrade at each position; Is Derek Carr worth trading for? - Niners Nation
We went through each position to determine if there’s a suitable upgrade in free agency.

49ers news: Raiders coach Jon Gruden recruits 49ers CB Richard Sherman to come to Las Vegas - Niners Nation
Recruits. Tampers. Tomayto. Tomahto.

San Francisco 49ers free agency: Kendrick Bourne says the Niners have told him they want him back - Niners Nation
The receiver told Cam Inman of The Mercury News that his main motivation is winning a Super Bowl.

49ers news: The NFL views Jimmy Garoppolo in the same class as Goff and Carr - Niners Nation
"Those quarterbacks are seen as players who succeed if everything’s right around them."

San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa mentioned in PFF’s notable Super Bowl performances - Niners Nation
Can’t wait to see the beast back on the field next season!

NFL trade rumors: Schefter shuts down the Cousins rumors but doesn’t rule out the 49ers making a move - Niners Nation
ESPN’s Adam Schefter went through a few different quarterbacks who could be available this offseason

San Francisco 49ers free agency: Solomon Thomas ‘would love to’ re-sign if the deal is right - Niners Nation
The defensive lineman could his unrestricted free agency this offseason.