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Return of the Empire: Recapping Week 1 of 2023 free agency

Mar 20, 2023, 8:30 AM

Josh Johnson #17 of the San Francisco 49ers looks for a receiver during the NFC Championship playof...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 29: Josh Johnson #17 of the San Francisco 49ers looks for a receiver during the NFC Championship playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the 49ers 31-7. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

It was a busy first week of the new league year for the San Francisco 49ers.

On a new episode of the Return of the Empire podcast, the guys dive into the first week of 2023 free agency, specifically what the Red & Gold did to bolster its’ roster. They also broke down each deal and what the signing means for San Francisco, and if the 49ers got better or worse long-term. Plus, thoughts on some of the biggest moves across the NFL, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers wanting to play for the New York Jets.

All that and more on the Return of the Empire podcast.

Topics Discussed:

  • The 49ers’ biggest free agent signings: Where are they at with the salary cap?
  • Is DT Jacob Hargrave worth the money?
  • Why CB Isaiah Oliver is a shrewd signing?
  • Will QB Sam Darnold be needed this season?
  • Can San Francisco cope with the losses on defense?
  • QB Aaron Rodgers to the Jets
  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo to the Raiders
  • An update on QB Lamar Jackson

 

The Return of the Empire podcast is a San Francisco 49ers podcast hosted by 49ers beat writer Amiliano Fragoso and producer Nate Littlefield for Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for more episodes of the Return of the Empire podcast.

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