NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and owners said in October they believe that players should stand for the anthem. But they said most owners were not interested at that point in enacting a rule to require it. Instead, they said they were focused on the conversations with the players about league support of the players’ activism.
The owners’ hope, it appears, is that an agreement on activism would lead players to voluntarily stand for the anthem. But owners stressed at the October meeting there was no explicit or implied agreement that league support of players’ activism necessarily would lead all players to stand for the anthem.
Some owners believe that if the players’ protests continue through season’s end, the owners will act during the upcoming offseason to change the league’s anthem policy beginning next season, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The league could revert to its pre-2009 approach of having players remain in the locker room until after the anthem is played.
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This move has the least fantasy impact in 2017 and potentially the widest-ranging implications in years to come. San Francisco is 0-8, doesn’t have a good receiving corps or offensive line, and won’t be tossing Jimmy G to Authentic Sam Gagner Jersey the wolves until they believe he knows their system well enough. That means he won’t be on the field Sunday against the Cardinals, he may sit out until after the team’s Week 11 bye, and maybe won’t play at all in ’17. (I don’t actually believe that last part.) But it would be a huge upset if Garoppolo isn’t the 49ers’ quarterback of the future.
I’m afraid 94 career regular-season pass attempts aren’t enough for me to conclude whether Garoppolo is a sure-fire NFL star, but the early returns are good: he has all the size, arm and mobility you want, and he threw accurately during Brady’s suspension last year. It’s even conceivable he could throw a little life into the 2017 fantasy-playoff values of Carlos Hyde and Pierre Garcon if and when he starts in place of rookie C.J. Beathard.