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With Longreads, 49ers.com goes deeper into the stories that stretch beyond the football field, combining thorough reporting with videos and carefully crafted graphical elements.

     The Tom Rathman


An in-depth look at Tom Rathman's 23 years with the franchise and the legacy he leaves behind as a 49ers Hall of Famer.


         July 20, 2017

    The Joe Show

A collection of stories that helped shape the life of Joe Staley, the San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl left tackle.


          September 14, 2016

    49ers in Haiti

Four players travel to the most impoverished country in the Western hemisphere.


          July 16, 2015

    Behind the Building

Ribbon is cut, red tape is removed and a new era begins. How the 49ers new home came to be.


          July 17, 2014

    2014 Draft Class

A full breakdown of the twelve draft picks in 2014, the second most in 49ers history.


          May 10, 2014

    Farewell Candlestick

A look back at seven decades of Candlestick Park.


          December 24, 2013

    Why I Chose Football

The former British Olympian tells his back story on why he chose to play professional football.


          October 23, 2013

        Family Business

Vernon Davis and Vontae Davis have competed their whole lives, only never against each other and certainly not on a professional football field.


          September 17, 2013