With plenty of eyes on Tom Brady ahead of free agency, the San Francisco 49ers have emerged as a possible landing spot for the future Pro Football Hall of Famer.

Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports told Adam Schein of Mad Dog Sports on Tuesday that the 49ers are “closing hard” on the quarterback:

Curran confirmed that the interest is “real” and coming from both sides, also noting Jimmy Garoppolo could end up back in New England to replace Brady.

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Garoppolo is coming off his first full season as a starter in the NFL and thrived with a 102.0 quarterback rating while the Niners finished 13-3. The sixth-year pro out of Eastern Illinois helped guide the team to the Super Bowl before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Now his #1 target is showing support for his QB.

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