49ers Upcoming Season

My Personal Thoughts on the Upcoming Season for the Niners

Noah Badillo, Staff Reporter

To say the 49ers 2020-2021 season was a disappointment would be a grand understatement. An injury filled roster and being in the most difficult conference in the the league caused the 49ers to have a mediocre 6-10 record, placing last in their division. As the season went on fans were slowly realizing that the 49ers were nowhere near the same Superbowl team they were the prior season Fans had to watch the former Superbowl performers become a team that is not even a Superbowl contender.

It is safe to say we expected the 49ers to make a reappearance after we heard Pro bowl tight end George Kittle state the following. ¨I will be back here, and I will be back with a vengeance!¨

After an attitude such as this, fans would think the 49ers would at least make it to the playoffs. To make it worse, George Kittle sat most of the season out on the injury reserve concerning his knee. He was not the only star who had to be on the injury reserve. NBC Sports Bay Area Postgame live said it best.  ¨Mounting injuries,¨ defensive stars like Richard Sherman, Dee Ford, Jason Verrett, and Nick Bosa all sat out many games if not all due to injuries. Even key offensive players like Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and running back Raheem Mostert had issues, which clearly had an effect on the team in a big way.

This clearly was an unfortunate season for the 49ers. However, when everyone has a season to properly heal and get to full health, is it possible for the Niners to return to their Superbowl form?

Draft choices and signings improved the team in every way.  Drafting the high ranked prospect, athletic, and talented quarter back Trey Lance with the third pick they traded for with Miami and in the second round picking left offensive guard Aaron Banks. 49ers third pick was a running back from Ohio State Trey Sermon.

49ers also drafted some secondary defensive players which they really needed with picks from the 3rd and 5th round. Michigan´s cornerback Ambry Thomas and another cornerback from Oregon Demommodore Lenoir.

So many improvements for this 49ers team that has many stars and key players who are coming back from rest and are expected to be healthy.

However considering all the competition in the NFC west, it is not going to be an easy year for the 49ers. The Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, and Arizona are teams that the San Francisco 49ers will have to play twice.

Seattle has Superstar Quarterback Russel Wilson and rising star receiver DK Metcalf, and great coach, Pete Carroll.

Los Angeles Rams have just traded for one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the league, Matt Stafford to go along with one of the most complete teams in the N.F.L who were able to make a playoff appearance last season.

And the Arizona Cardinals have Kyler Murray and Deandre Hopkins which is never an easy assignment for a defense. Also they have acquired defensive superstar J.J. Watt which is sure to make their defense significantly better.

Safe to say the 49ers have a tough season ahead of them.  If the goal is to win a championship, the talent and drive the San Francisco 49ers have is a possibility and something that can possibly happen.

Fans have seen what this roster can do already making a deep playoff run all the way into the Superbowl, so an improved version of the team is probably one that can seriously make some noise.

If the Niners are able to win their division, the momentum will lead this team to dominate in the post season, and possibly make another Superbowl appearance.