3. DeMeco Ryans had the opportunity for a second head coaching interview with the Minnesota Vikings last year but declined it. Who do you see targeting Ryans for a head coaching interview this year?
Panacy: Gosh, that’s hard to say. Who’s on the hot seat already?
The Carolina Panthers could be interested, and that would be a tremendous fit. Possibly the Houston Texans if they make Lovie Smith a one-and-done there, and Ryans started his NFL playing career in Houston.
4. What’s the consensus on how most 49ers fans feel about Jimmy Garoppolo? Is it similar to how the Cleveland Browns fans were with Baker Mayfield?
Panacy: Oh, it’s such a split bag. Hang around on Niners Twitter for a while, and you’ll see.
There’s a massive chunk of the fanbase devoted to Jimmy G, many of them citing something like, “look at how many games he won” without taking into consideration how much the defense carried him, particularly when he flattened out in the playoffs both in 2020 and 2022.
While many of us who are ready to see him go are certainly thankful for him improving the situation under center, it’s pretty clear Garoppolo is a middle-of-the-road quarterback at best, and it’s time to turn the page.