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Why King believes 49ers can unlock Sam Darnold’s true potential

Why King believes 49ers can unlock Sam Darnold’s true potential originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area


The 49ers took a chance on veteran quarterback Sam Darnold when they signed him to a one-year, $4.5 million contract this offseason.


While the move initially puzzled many 49ers fans, it began to make sense for San Francisco to add a vet to the QB room alongside young quarterbacks Brock Purdy and Trey Lance. But NBC Sports’ Peter King foresees Darnold serving as more than just a veteran presence.