Happy Friday Faithful,
Here are your top storylines for Friday, March 20.
Watch Full 49ers Games on YouTube
Follow along with the team’s YouTube playlist to access games from the NFL archives. So far, you can relive the team's Super Bowl XXIII Victory, the NFC Championship matchup that brought us "The Catch" and the NFC Wild Card win over the Green Bay Packers that was clinched by "The Catch II".
In addition, the league announced that NFL digital platforms including NFL.com, the NFL app and the NFL's official YouTube channel will offer fans full game encores each morning by 9 a.m. PT.
49ers Contribute $500,000 to Support Employees and Community
The San Francisco 49ers are committing $500,000 to support employees and the greater community in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The team is partnering with Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, Comcast, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to assist the region's most vulnerable populations. The 49ers will immediately invest $49,000 to support a newly created fund for nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties addressing this crisis. Read more here.
17 players are set to become free agents this spring. View all of them in one place.
The Grades Are In
With the first two days of free agency complete, analysts have begun to grade all 32 teams on their recent roster moves.
TouchdownWire analyzed Arik Armstead's five-year contract extension and San Francisco's trade with the Indianapolis Colts, giving the 49ers a B. SBNation graded each of the team's transactions individually with a short-term and long-term grade. All of the 49ers transactions over the past two days were graded between a B- and an A. CBS Sports looked exclusively at the extension of Armstead, giving the team a B-. Be on the lookout on 49ers.com for more free agency grades as they come in.