A San Francisco 49ers legend is adding fuel to the fire of recent Antonio Brown rumors.
Jerry Rice, a 49er icon, said he has communicated with Brown via FaceTime — and told 95.7 The Game that the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver badly wants to move to San Francisco.
Does Antonio Brown want to play for the 49ers?
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) January 14, 2019
We have a long way to go before this becomes reality, but there are actually some reasons to believe it could happen. There is reason to believe the Steelers could actually part ways with Brown, and the 49ers have enough cap space to be able to make a legitimate run at him. Of course, the two sides would have to match up on a trade, but it’s worth watching.
Jerry Rice is often considered by fans to be the “GOAT” (greatest of all time), so he decided to get a tattoo that reflected that. Naturally, the new ink led to some funny reactions.
First, here’s a look at the goat tattoo the Hall of Fame wide receiver got on his arm:
— jerryrice (@JerryRice) September 30, 2018
“People always say, ‘Hey, you’re the greatest of all time.’ So, I did this out of respect for the fans,” Rice said of his tattoo during an interview on 97.5 The Game this week.
The reactions to his tattoo were tremendous, namely because so many people swapped in other athletes they consider to be goats, like Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson.
— TO LIVE AND DIE IN FLA (@1403Dave) September 30, 2018
Why does Jerry Rice have a Calvin Johnson tattoo? https://t.co/QZmx46Ilv6
— Tommy Guenther (@Inform_F00tball) September 30, 2018
Jerry Rice really got a tattoo of Brian Scalabrine https://t.co/pCYyd8KgFz
— Boo N3ws (@Big3N3ws) September 30, 2018
Why did Jerry Rice get a Trubisky tattoo? That’s kinda funny https://t.co/YEDLBxrAun
— Scott Parra (@ScottParra) September 30, 2018
Damnnnn Jerry Rice got a Christian McCaffrey tattoo that’s crazy https://t.co/v3nVRY8dLF
— Hayden (@HaydenErwin22) September 30, 2018
BREAKING: Jerry Rice gets Nick Saban tattoo https://t.co/lTk8BSK8no
— Jake Beverly (@jakebeverly) October 1, 2018
Wow Jerry Rice put a tattoo of Blake Bortles on himself https://t.co/63Rj3p4WmV
— Red Foreman (@graham_marsh1) October 1, 2018
You get a goat tattoo, you better be prepared for all the jokes. And if you ask Moss for his response to the tattoo, you already know what he’ll say.
- Jerry Rice
After watching the San Francisco 49ers during their regular season opener, Jerry Rice believes the team could use a little extra receiving help.
Rice told TMZ Sports that he doesn’t think San Francisco receivers are getting enough separation at the line of scrimmage in the red zone, and he believes Dez Bryant could bring a little bit of that.
“I think he can help us with experience and knowledge about the game,” Rice said of Bryant.
Based on one of his tweets from Sunday, Bryant seems to agree with Rice’s assessment. Whether the 49ers do is a different matter, but the veteran receiver is out there, and the 49ers could do worse than giving him a call if they think they have a need for some extra receiving help.
Long before he became an NFL superstar, Julian Edelman had a pretty close connection to one of the greatest wide receivers to ever live. The connection was not really football-related, however.
In his new book “Relentless” that was released last week, Edelman revealed that he dated Jerry Rice’s daughter in high school. The Rice family lived right up the street from where Edelman grew up, and he and Jaqui Rice became close. Edelman says he would ride his bike to play basketball with Jacqui or go get lunch, but he never wanted to go inside her house because he was intimidated of her father.
“He was a god to me,” Edelman wrote, via Nicole Yang of Boston.com. “The first time I saw him, we were shooting hoops and he came out on the front steps, no shirt on, all yoked up, gold chain, six-pack abs. I was shook, and I think that might have been the point Jerry didn’t really talk to me and never talked to me about football.”
Edelman says he went back to visit Jacqui after he was drafted by the Patriots, but Jerry still didn’t talk football with him.
And now, for the best part. As he has done on several occasions, Edelman went to the Kentucky Derby earlier this year with Tom Brady and some other teammates. Jerry Rice was also there, and apparently Brady zinged the Hall of Famer about Edelman dating his daughter.
Even after he had made the Patriots and came back to visit Jaqui following his rookie season, Edelman says Jerry didn’t acknowledge the game. They both attended the 2017 Kentucky Derby, so while at the horse race, one of Edelman’s Patriots teammates couldn’t help but make a comment.
“I hear Jules spent a lot of time at your house when he was a kid,” quarterback Tom Brady joked.
Edelman says Jerry laughed, though he’s not sure if he actually found it funny.
Edelman has a pretty impressive dating resume, so you can understand why Rice might be a bit defensive around him. That was pretty bold of Brady to drop a line about it, but five-time Super Bowl champions can get away with stuff like that.
H/T Barstool Sports
The San Francisco 49ers concluded their minicamp Thursday with a bang.
Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, regarded by many as the best football player ever, spoke to the team, according to a tweet shared by GM John Lynch:
— John Lynch (@JohnLynch49ers) June 16, 2017
Lynch has done some big things since taking over as the team’s GM, such as maneuvering well during the draft and making smart roster decisions. You can add having Rice speak to the team to that growing list.
Rice was known for having an incredible work ethic when he played, which helped him compete at a high level throughout his 21-year career. That’s the type of presence you want around your rookies.
Lynch is doing some major work towards turning around a once-proud franchise that has faltered since letting Jim Harbaugh go.
There has been no shortage of people commenting on the Colin Kaepernick national anthem protest, and the latest to weigh in is San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice.
Rice sent a tweet on Monday night in which he said “All lives matter.” He also said Kaepernick should not “disrespect” the flag by refusing to stand for the anthem.
All lives matter. So much going on in this world today.Can we all just get along! Colin,I respect your stance but don't disrespect the Flag.
— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) August 30, 2016
The Hall of Fame wide receiver’s comment was met with outrage from some on Twitter.
Jerry Rice is just another in a long list of black athletes who once they got their $ forget exactly who they are and where they came from
— Duncan Pinderhughes (@Mr_PDPOE) August 30, 2016
Jerry Rice made more stupid drops in this 1 tweet than he did his in his entire NFL career. https://t.co/9pbv4HCspR
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) August 30, 2016
Jerry Rice worked on his footwork all those years so he could tap dance, apparently.
— Wack Prescott (@TheCoolTeacher_) August 30, 2016
Kaepernick’s decision to protest the anthem has been a polarizing one. The NFL issued a statement saying they encourage but do not require players to stand for the anthem. Many players have either supported or opposed Kaepernick’s move. The strongest response of all came from the San Francisco Police Officers Association, which had this to say.
Now we know where the NFL’s all-time leading receiver stands on the matter.
Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice were both in Canton this weekend to watch the Class of ’16 get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That included watching former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. get inducted.
Along the way, Montana decided to have some fun. The four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback gave his longtime receiver the good ole bunny ears:
— NFL (@NFL) August 7, 2016
Hey, when you’ve thrown 55 touchdowns to a guy, you can have the freedom to mess around like that. Plus, when it all comes down to it, we know Montana has Rice’s back.