Lynch: Niners used ‘valuable’ pick to get Garoppolo

The San Francisco 49ers brought in Jimmy Garoppolo this week, and despite some viewing it as a chance to get a six- or seven-game tryout for the QB before paying him with either a lucrative long-term deal or an even more lucrative franchise tag, the Niners’ brass made it fairly clear Tuesday they view the former New England Patriot as a franchise QB.

Added a dejected Watson when asked whether he’s a fan of Wilson: “Yeah, I’m a big supporter of him. … Love his game and just the person he is. He’s a mobile quarterback that makes good decisions, very good on the run, made smart decisions. He’s a leader. He’s passionate about winning and he’s going to compete.”

With their win Sunday, the Seahawks improved to 5-2 and pulled even with the Rams (5-2) atop the NFC West. The Texans with their loss fell to 3-4, good for third place in the AFC South.

NBA owners passed legislation in September that allows commissioner Adam Silver to fine teams at least $100,000 if they rest healthy players or multiple players outside of unusual circumstances, especially during national TV games. Teams electing to rest players have been encouraged to do so for home games instead of away games, and star players sitting out are expected to be on the bench during games.

“Frankly, it’s a little bit cloudy. It’s all done in good faith to Cheap Jerseys On Sale make your fans Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale feel like they’re seeing what they want to see for their money, which I understand,” Popovich said prior to Monday’s game in Boston before deadpanning, “I’m just glad I was never one of those guys that rested people.”

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