San Francisco 49ers News, March 27: Niners CEO Ready To Pay Brock Purdy in 2025, Potential Christmas Day Game, and More

Here's the latest news involving the San Francisco 49ers, including Brock Purdy's potential contract extension, Talanoa Hufanga's return from injury, and more.

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York met with reporters at the NFL‘s annual league meetings on Tuesday. While York discussed several topics, he offered a surprising answer when asked about the potential contract extension for starting quarterback Brock Purdy in 2025.

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Before the Niners are ready to commit to Purdy long-term, they’ll have to see how the team performs this upcoming season. San Francisco is dealing with a lot of change along its defensive front and could address the trenches in the 2024 NFL Draft. All of that and more in today’s 49ers news!

NFL Christmas Games 2024: Predicting Potential Matchups Such as Chiefs-49ers, Eagles-Giants

The NFL is reportedly going to have multiple games played on Christmas Day in 2024, despite the holiday landing on a Wednesday. Pro Football Network’s Nick Faria discussed which potential matchups could make sense on arguably the biggest holiday of the year. One matchup that Faria highlighted is a potential Super Bowl 58 rematch between the Niners and the Kansas City Chiefs.

READ MORE: Potential Christmas Day Matchups in 2024

Josiah Caswell’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Commanders Add Jayden Daniels, Vikings Make Huge Move for J.J. McCarthy

Following the departures of Chase Young, Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw, San Francisco could use some help along its defensive front. Pro Football Network’s Josiah Caswell released his latest mock draft and has the 49ers selecting a pass rusher. With the 31st overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Caswell has San Francisco picking one of the biggest risers in this year’s pre-draft process.

CONTINUE READING: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

2024 NFL Free Agent Rankings: Available Options Include Justin Simmons, Mekhi Becton, Odell Beckham Jr., and Others

While most of the big-name free agents have found their new teams, there are several intriguing players still available for the Niners to potentially target. Former Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons is arguably the best defensive player remaining in free agency. Simmons would potentially fill a huge void for San Francisco as they wait for starting safety Talanoa Hufanga to return from a torn ACL.

KEEP READING: Pro Football Network’s Free Agent Rankings

49ers Brace for Brock Purdy To Reset Quarterback Market in 2025

Although the 49ers have benefitted from having Purdy on such an affordable contract over the last two years, the time to pay their starting quarterback is quickly approaching. York admitted that he knows Purdy will have high demands when the time comes for him to negotiate a contract extension with the Niners. However, Purdy’s play next season will likely determine if the 49ers will even want him to return to San Francisco.

READ MORE: Niners CEO Prepared to Pay Brock Purdy in 2025

49ers’ Kyle Shanahan, Beat Reporter Tease Weirdo Theory They Don’t ‘Want To Get Into’

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan met with reporters during the NFL’s annual league meetings on Tuesday. Shanahan discussed several topics including San Francisco’s unfortunate injuries in Super Bowl 58. This prompted an interesting exchange between Shanahan and NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Matt Maiocco.

CONTINUE READING: Kyle Shanahan Discusses Field Conditions at Super Bowl 58

49ers Hopeful for a Talanoa Hufanga Return in Training Camp

Hufanga suffered a torn ACL in Week 11 of the regular season and could be ready during training camp. Shanahan seemed optimistic about Hufanga’s recovery from his unfortunate knee injury and believes that he’ll return in time for the start of the regular season. Given Hufanga’s importance to San Francisco’s defense, his return would be huge for the Niners.

KEEP READING: Talanoa Hufanga’s Return from Injury

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