They’d forgive the San Francisco 49ers that 2020 just shouldn’t be their year. After losing to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV in February, the 4-4 Niners faced a disastrous spate of injuries that hampered their chances of an NFC competition that season. They were preseason favorites to keep their division titles, but they currently sit last in NFC West. The reality set in even further on Wednesday when the team was forced to close its facility after testing positive for COVID-19.
The main reason the 49ers are vulnerable is because of their terrible injuries. It all started in the summer when broad receiver Deebo Samuel suffered a Jones fracture in his foot. It could have peaked from Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks when they lost quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to his second sprain of the season and George Kittle to a broken foot. Both players are expected to miss eight weeks, and if the 49ers aren’t competing by the time they return, they could miss the rest of the season.
This is the second time Garoppolo and Kittle have missed time after injury in the same game, which should show how disastrous this season has been for the 49ers. At one time or another they have lost position by position or have been without …
Your starting quarterback. (They’ve played all three quarterbacks this season, but that was because Nick Mullens was sitting on a bench during the Eagles game.)
Your top 4 running backs.
Five of their six largest recipients. The sixth recipient is Kendrick Bourne, who just tested positive for COVID-19 and falls out against the Packers on Thursday night.
Your top two tight ends.
Your two top centers. (Star Center Weston Richburg hasn’t played all year after tearing his patellar tendon last year.)
Five members of her eight-man rotation on the defensive line, including her two Star Edge Rushers.
Two of their linebackers, including Kwon Alexander, who was sold to the Saints earlier this week.
Your four best cornerbacks and your two starting certainties.
Teams like the Chargers, Cowboys, and Eagles also have the right to complain about how injuries have hurt their squads, but the 49ers are on a different level. Injuries have fundamentally changed the way you look from week to week. It’s not just their appetizers that got hurt; the guys who signed them up to replace their starters – the wide receivers Tavon Austin and J.J. Nelson and Edge Rusher Ezekiel Ansah – also went down injured after arriving in town. The Niners aren’t just broken; You are unrecognizable.
When you think about this team, a couple of questions arise, both what could happen in 2020 and what could happen in 2021. There may be lessons to be learned and there is an evolving situation among quarterback that could ultimately have a knock-on effect in the league next off-season. However, let’s start by asking a few questions about this roster.
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The story of the 49ers with injured airmen
Is There a Curse of the Super Bowl Losers?
Can you fix it for this season or next?
Is Jimmy G the quarterback answer?
Ranking options to replace Jimmy G in 2021
Could the 49ers see this coming?
They couldn’t anticipate anything This Extreme, it’s fair to say the 49ers have been comfortable following players with injury histories, some of whom have been injured this year. Some of their free agents were signed immediately after injuries at the end of the season. Alexander missed 18 games in four seasons in Tampa and tore his ACL in his final season with the Bucs. Cornerback Richard Sherman arrived in Seattle from a torn Achilles and Richburg missed 12 games with a concussion in his final season at the Giants. Pass rusher Dee Ford made 16 appearances for the Chiefs in his final season but missed 10 games with an earlier edition in 2017. Tight end Jordan Reed had suffered injuries while in Washington. Garoppolo had injury concerns that I’ll get into later.
The organization also made it convenient to draw players who fell into the draft due to injuries. One guy that comes to mind is Kittle, who has missed seven games with injuries in his last two seasons in Iowa. The 49ers obviously don’t regret drafting him in the fifth round considering what he can do on the field, but he missed out on time in 2019 and will miss most of the 2020 season. Samuel missed a significant time in South Carolina with a broken leg. Defensive End Nick Bosa didn’t drop the draft, but he ripped his ACL in high school and suspended most of his senior year in the state of Ohio with a muscle injury. Jerick McKinnon and defense attorneys Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt also struggled staying in the field throughout their careers as Niners, despite having a solid medical history prior to arriving in town.
Jeff Saturday and Ryan Clark respond to George Kittle (broken foot) and Jimmy Garoppolo (sprained ankle) being banned for several weeks – and what that means for the 49ers.
Some of those players have actually stayed healthy this season. McKinnon was able to stay on the field after missing the last two seasons with a torn ACL, although his role has been reduced in recent weeks due to tired legs. And while cornerback Jason Verrett missed 58 games due to injury and appeared to be on his way out of football from 2016 to 2019, the former Chargers star stepped onto the field in Week 3 and was one of the best corners in the league a passerby rating of 52.6 in cover.
We could do such an exercise for the vast majority of football teams. No general manager can make a list of players who have not been injured before. Some of the players have sustained injuries unrelated to their previous problems. Richburg didn’t tear his patella because of a concussion in 2017. At the same time, the 49ers have been more aggressive than most teams when it comes to chasing down players with recent serious injuries or long-standing successes in the battle for health. They left those injuries behind last season but were hit particularly hard in 2020.
Are you suffering from the curse of the Super Bowl loser?
Whenever a team loses the Super Bowl and continues to fight the following season, talk of a possible curse emerges. The idea of the Loser’s Curse came up more often than it seemed a decade ago everyone Super Bowl losers would crater the following season. And after the Rams fell from 13: 3 to 9: 7 between 2018 and 2019, the 49ers are 4: 4 and are expected to finish with nine wins on the ESPN Football Power Index (FPI).
Is there really a curse? I’m not sure. The reality is that teams that make it to the Super Bowl win a lot of games, and teams that win a lot of games get a lot of things going right, and there is no guarantee that these things will happen again in the next year. We can make a simple comparison by looking at each team’s record during their Super Bowl year and the following year, and comparing how teams fared with identical records that failed to make it to the Super Bowl. For example, in 2019 the Rams dropped from 13-3 to 9-7. Since 1990, teams that have won 13 games in one season have won an average of 9.5 games the following season. The Rams going 9-7 may seem like a curse, but it’s only half a game worse than what we’d expect from a typical 13-3 team.
If you do this for every Super Bowl loser since 1990 (except this year’s 49ers), you will find that they are performing roughly as expected. Given their Super Bowl season records, we would expect these runners-up to have won a total of 277.6 games in the following season. These teams have won … 275.3 games, which is a difference of less than 0.1 wins per team. For any team like the 1998 Falcons who went from 14-2 to 5-11, there’s usually one like the 1999 Titans who went 13-3. Although the track record of 13 winning teams is expected to drop to 9.5 wins the following year, the Titans held their record and went 13-3 the following season.
Of course, this only includes regular season performance, but I don’t think we would consider a Super Bowl loser “cursed” if they made a deep playoff run and then fell short in the conference championship game. I don’t see solid evidence of a Super Bowl loser’s curse, so I don’t think the 49ers are up against you.
What can you do to fix things?
What happens in 2020 could be a lost cause. The 49ers could hold a solid record and sneak into the postseason with a tournament of 14 or even 16 teams, but they could have lost too much ground to be a big impact in January. General Manager John Lynch was a seller at close of trading, sending Alexander to the Saints for Kiko Alonso and a conditional selection in the sixth round. The team also cut off Dante Pettis after being fumbled on a kick return and injured against Seattle.
The steps the 49ers would take to avoid getting so hurt in the future must then come in the future. If we look to 2021 they are projected to have $ 23.1 million in Cap-Place, but that’s before they turn to a significant class of free agents. The Niners could lose Tartt, Sherman, Bourne, Verrett, the offensive tackle against Trent Williams, the defensive end Solomon Thomas, full-back Kyle Juszczyk, Tevin Coleman and defenders Ahkello Witherspoon and K’Waun Williams to the free hand.
To pick just one player, Williams would look for a deal at the top of the left tackle market, which is around $ 20 million per season. To try to keep some of its core, San Francisco may have to make some tough decisions regarding Sherman and Tartt and say goodbye to some celebrity players.
One candidate is Ford, who really wasn’t healthy for most of his tenure on the team. The former Chiefs Standout has played more than 50% of defensive snaps in just three games since joining the 49ers in 2019. While he contributed 6.5 sacks in 11 games last season before adding another in the playoffs, he hasn’t played 1 in week due to a neck injury.
The 49ers restructured Ford’s pre-season deal to make way for the cap in the short term, which will hurt them in the long run. They could have got out of his business after two years without owing dead money, but after the restructuring they will pay a fine. Ford has the second biggest cap hit on the roster in 2021 with $ 20.8 million. If they designate it to be released after June 1, they would free up $ 16 million in cap space, but $ 4.8 million in dead money for their 2021 cap and $ 9.6 million more in the In 2022.
Richburg could be cut in similar circumstances. The 49ers restructured its deal in late 2019, but cutting the center would reduce its cap hit from $ 11.4 million to $ 8.4 million in dead money. They already owe almost $ 7 million in dead money to Alexander, who played 13 games in two seasons after signing a four-year $ 54 million deal last offseason.
However, the most prominent player on their squad is who the 49ers have to debate the most about. After what happened this season, there is a serious question about what to do with your quarterback situation.
Will Jimmy Garoppolo start the 49ers in 2021?
Given what happened, the biggest problem for the 49ers over the next off-season is what they are doing about their quarterback situation. A year ago I had the idea of possibly replacing Garoppolo with Tom Brady after the Super Bowl, but that was more of a pipe dream than something the team would realistically have considered. After 2020 it will look a little different.
The ideal starting NFL quarterback means a lot to people, but by and large, every team wants three things. You want a passerby who is cheap, reliably sane, and capable of a Pro Bowl-caliber blanket when things are around. There aren’t many quarterbacks who are all three things at the same time for a long time. Currently, Lamar Jackson is the only one who fits all three categories.
Most teams are happy to find a quarterback who meets two of these three criteria. Most often, they’re healthy and extremely productive (Patrick Mahomes) or cheap and healthy (Joe Burrow). In other cases, like Eli Manning or Gardner Minshew, the teams are ready to settle for one of the three. This is a relatively simplified view, but a good place to start.
Can you say with certainty that Garoppolo meets any of these three criteria? Start with the topic of health as it is the most obvious problem for him. Past injuries aren’t always indicative of future health, but his track record of staying on the field is a serious, serious red flag.
When Garoppolo took over for banned Brady in New England in 2016, Garoppolo started two games before parting his shoulder and ending his brief tenure as a starter. He spent the 2017 season on the bench before moving to San Francisco, where he took on the starting job for the final five games of the year. In 2018, he ripped his ACL after three games. While he was healthy for all 16 starts in 2019, he suffered a severe ankle sprain in Week 2 of this season and suffered the same injury again four starts after his return.
In three of his five seasons, Garoppolo has been seriously injured within three games. There was only one season in his career in which he even started six games in a row without injury. Some quarterbacks just have trouble playing for long periods of time without getting injured – Chad Pennington, Andrew Luck, and more recently Carson Wentz come to mind. At this point, the preponderance of evidence suggests that Garoppolo may be keeping his problems sane.
Production is also an issue, albeit less than its health. Since joining the 49ers in 2017, he’s ranked 12th in the league in Total QBR, just ahead of Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers. That is promising, but we can also poke holes in his performance. Garoppolo has only thrown 7.2% of his throws deep in that period, the lowest mark in the league for any quarterback with at least 700 tries since early 2017.
He has thrown less often in the same period than under throwers such as Drew Brees, Joe Flacco and Marcus Mariota declared. Quarterbacks don’t have to throw deep to be successful, but it’s pretty clear that coach Kyle Shanahan wants his quarterbacks to shoot their shots into the field. Matt Ryan tossed passes 20 yards or more in the air 11.2% of the time during his 2016 MVP season when Shanahan was the Atlanta Offensive Coordinator. This was the eleventh highest rate in the league.
Does Garoppolo have a top level ceiling? We probably can’t say anything with complete confidence, but I am skeptical. To get a feel for what the blanket of each quarterback looks like, I went through the last decade and found the eight best performers based on the adjusted yards per attempt (AY / A) and then calculated the AY / A for those eight combined appearances. Garoppolo’s eight best performances averaged 11.5 adjusted yards per attempt. That’s the 30th in the last decade, to Case Keenum, Joe Flacco and Jay Cutler. His numbers could rise with more appearances and opportunities to outdo each other, but his best doesn’t seem extraordinary.
Is there anything that is not included in the numbers? Garoppolo was responsible for leading the standings in the 2019 season with four comebacks in the fourth quarter, but even that number is generous. One of these trips began after a fumble on the Pittsburgh 25-yard line. The victory over the Saints resulted in him taking an 8 yard pass before converting the fourth and second with that 39 yard pass to George Kittle who (non-profit) did most of the work. Other people have drives like this too, but I’m not sure we can point to Jimmy G’s fourth quarter comeback to prove he’s doing more than it seems.
Besides, he doesn’t actually throw that often. Even if we throw away the seasons he was injured in and just focus on 2019, he threw just under 30 passes per game. 26 teams had starters with more attempts to pass per game than Garoppolo. He then threw 19 passes in the wild card round against the Vikings and only eight in the Packers’ NFC title game Blowout before throwing 31 times against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. On his last 10 throws of the game, Garoppolo walked 24 yards with an interception 2 out of 10.
OK, Garoppolo is struggling to stay healthy and is a low volume, low ceiling passerby. What about his contract? Well, funny, you should ask. The 49ers structured its five-year extension by $ 137.5 million with a huge roster bonus in the first year (2018) to provide more flexibility in the later contract years. There is no longer guaranteed money on his deal, despite having $ 7.5 million injury guarantees for the next year. These injury guarantees shouldn’t be triggered if he misses the rest of the season, as his ankle sprain should heal with prolonged rest.
Next year Garoppolo has a non-guaranteed base salary of $ 24.1 million. His cap hit would be $ 26.9 million, and the 49ers would free up all of that $ 24.1 million if they cut or trade him before June 1st. Right now he would have the eleventh biggest cap hit among NFL quarterbacks for the next season. If the team could guarantee that he would be healthy for all 16 games, that would likely be fair value. When there’s a significant chance he’ll only play five or six games, it’s hard to see how sensible his deal makes for the 49ers.
If they agree, the 49ers could try to get him to cut his salary or release him immediately. You could try making a trade although I’m not sure there would be a huge market. Garoppolo has two years and $ 51 million in uncertainty left on his deal, which is more than it took the Panthers to sign Teddy Bridgewater at the free agency last March. Bridgewater received $ 42 million in the first two years of its contract, of which $ 33 million was fully guaranteed when it was signed.
There would of course be a team that obviously suits Garoppolo. The Patriots have more space than the 49ers and have no contractually agreed solution for 2021. Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer are both free agents after the season, making Jarrett Stidham the only signed quarterback. They have publicly suggested they believe Stidham could be their future quarterback, but he has triggered four interceptions in 27 career-pass attempts.
If The 49ers wanted to move on from Garoppolo, the patriots would be the most logical suitors and the best landing place for the veterans. Coming back wouldn’t be as exciting as Niners fans might hope; It’s hard to imagine New England sending much more than a mid-to-end selection in return for him. How could San Francisco replace him?
Ranking the options to replace Garoppolo in San Francisco
The hard part about giving up Garoppolo is that the 49ers would need a better fix. Back to those three quarterback traits, your replacement for him may not be a more talented passerby. Landing on a similarly talented quarterback who doesn’t cost that much, or a decent passer who is more reliable, might make sense for San Francisco. In relative order of probability, here’s who that quarterback might be:
Mullens, the new starter in San Francisco with Jimmy G, will replace an injured Garoppolo for the third time in the past three seasons. Mullens came out on top of C.J. after his impressive victory over the Raiders in 2018. Beathard through and was solid in the second half of the season. The former vacant free agent became the first man off the bench in 2020, and his results have been mixed. He was a mess in the second half of the Jets game, looked great in a win over the Giants, then cost his team a win over the Eagles with three freebies.
Mullens was used for Beathard in the fourth quarter of the Eagles game, but after one game Mullens was returned to the substitute role and was active behind Garoppolo on game days. The Southern Miss product came into play in the second half of the Seahawks game, going 18 of 25 over 238 yards and two touchdowns in garbage time against one of the friendliest pass defenders in the league. He will crack the starting opportunity against the Packers for the first time on Thursday evening.
If Mullens plays well, the 49ers might have an opportunity to find their quarterback cheaply. He’s only making $ 750,000 this year and will be a restricted free agent in 2021. You’d probably give Mullens an initial tender that is expected to be $ 4.9 million. Descending from Garoppolo to Mullens would therefore save about $ 20 million that San Francisco could use to aid the recipient or defend it. Alternatively, it could try to use this last remaining season to negotiate a team-friendly extension with the 25-year-old.
Shanahan used a selection from the third round in 2017 to design Beathard. So it’s clear that he and / or Lynch saw some potential for the Iowa product. Beathard started five games in 2017 and five more in 2018, but while improving between his rookie and second campaign, his QBR only jumped from 35.4 to 41.5. He faced the Eagles and led a touchdown drive, but when he went for 84 yards for Garoppolo against the Dolphins 9-of-18 in Week 5, Shanahan Beathard made an inactive in favor of Mullens three games for each of the following .
Beathard is in the final year of his rookie deal, so the 49ers would have to sign him again after the season if he wants to get the starting job and succeed. So far he has been over 430 pass attempts, but he was an ordinary quarterback. It would be a surprise if he turned out to be a viable starter.
Before the 49ers took action against Garoppolo, there were many rumors that Shanahan would reunite with cousins when the Michigan state product could finally break free from Washington. Cousins eventually went to the Vikings freehand, and after beating the Saints in last season’s playoffs, the 32-year-old signed a two-year $ 66 million extension that is virtually guaranteed. (Minnesota could cut Cousins before the start of league year 2021 but would pay $ 41 million in dead money to do so, a non-runner with a cap of $ 175 million.)
Mike Zimmer’s team had a frustrating season, and while Sunday’s win over the Packers could reverse the Vikings’ campaign, a disappointing year could lead the organization to believe that it will do better without cousins. If the Vikings traded it next spring, they’d eat $ 20 million in dead money, but they’d simultaneously free up $ 20 million in Cap-Place in 2021 and a whopping $ 45 million in 2022. The team that acquired him would basically pick up his two year expansion by $ 66 million.
If that’s a lot of money for cousins, I agree. Its 5.3% interception rate is likely to roll back to median over the course of the season, but the biggest advantage it offers over Garoppolo is availability. Cousins have not been included in the injury report since week 1 of the 2013 campaign. You can probably project it onto almost 16 games, but is the chance of a full season of Cousins really worth paying $ 15 million more over the next two years than the 49ers are supposed to pay Garoppolo? The idea of a challenge trade here intrigues me, but the 49ers would go from a questionable bet on a quarterback who is just average to an even bigger bet on a quarterback who may not be much better.
49ers fans might be more excited about the idea of adding the quarterback who won his MVP award under Shanahan. Ryan is owed nearly $ 75 million in the last three seasons of his deal, so the money would be something of a direct swap for what Garoppolo is owed over the next two seasons.
For the hawks, however, a Ryan deal isn’t a starter. We don’t even know who will be running the Atlanta front office in the next off-season. Unless owner Arthur Blank suddenly starts arguing with his franchise quarterback, there’s no evidence that the Falcons actually want to trade him. (This would be the first feud led solely by classic full-page ads in local newspapers.) Atlanta’s backup is Matt Schaub, so there isn’t a future quarterback willing to replace Ryan on the list. The Hawks would likely need a premium choice to even consider trading their starter.
Financially, a Ryan deal doesn’t make sense for Atlanta. His cap hit in 2021 is a staggering $ 40.9 million, the second largest football player ever, and a major reason the Falcons are $ 25.6 million above the planned cap for the next season. They can restructure his deal if he stays on their roster, but trading him before June 1 would result in $ 44.4 million in dead money accelerating to their 2021 cap. They’d save money in 2022 and beyond, but trading him would put their team at risk in 2021. You could theoretically wait to treat Ryan until after June 1st, but I don’t think the 49ers will wait until after June 1st to get quarterback.
Wenn die 49er ein gewisses Risiko eingehen und eine günstigere Option bei Quarterback ausprobieren wollten, könnte Darnold ein Weg sein. Die frühere dritte Wahl der Jets ist für das letzte Jahr seines Rookie-Deals im Jahr 2021 mit 4,8 Millionen US-Dollar geschuldet, sodass die 49ers keine Probleme haben würden, ihn sich zu leisten. Das Problem ist, dass die Niners entscheiden müssten, ob sie seine Option für das fünfte Jahr für 2022 im nächsten März garantieren wollen, was eine weitaus bedeutendere Summe für 2022 bedeuten würde. Lynch könnte möglicherweise eine Verlängerung aushandeln, die Darnold bezahlt mehr im Jahr 2021, während er den 49ern eine Chance gibt, wenn er enttäuscht.
Offensichtlich könnte Darnolds Verfügbarkeit davon abhängen, ob die Jets die erste Gesamtauswahl treffen und ob der hochrangige Quarterback Trevor Lawrence in den Entwurf eintritt. Wenn die Jets beschließen, von Darnold weiterzuziehen, würde dies wahrscheinlich etwas kosten, das in der zweiten Runde liegt, als die 49er für Garoppolo an die Patrioten geschickt wurden. Das Problem ist, dass die Niners nach dem Handel mit Trent Williams bereits in der dritten Runde ihre Wahl getroffen haben.
Wenn San Francisco von Garoppolo weiterziehen will und Shanahan glaubt, er könne etwas aus einem Kerl freischalten, den er gesagt hat im September würde eine sehr gute Karriere habenDarnold könnte Sinn machen.
Spekulation macht Spaß! Rodgers war in dieser Saison ein MVP-Kandidat, daher scheint die Idee, ihn zu behandeln, wild zu sein. Gleichzeitig haben wir noch eine halbe Saison vor uns, und die Packers sind immer noch dieselbe Organisation, die Jordan Love in der ersten Runde im April entworfen hat. Sie haben Love nicht entworfen, um ihn für die gesamte Dauer seines Rookie-Vertrags zu setzen. Ich glaube nicht, dass Rodgers wahrscheinlich erst nach der Saison 2021 gehen wird, aber wenn die Dinge 2020 schlecht enden, könnte Green Bay Rodgers dann an die Organisation schicken, die ihn 2005 weitergegeben hat?
Ich könnte Rodgers als möglichen 49ers-Quarterback im Jahr 2022 sehen, aber 2021 scheint nicht wahrscheinlich. Wenn die Packers ihn vor dem 1. Juni handeln würden, würden sie 31,6 Millionen Dollar an totem Geld für ihre Obergrenze von 2021 essen und nur etwas weniger als 5 Millionen Dollar an Obergrenze sparen. Es würde wahrscheinlich einen totalen Zusammenbruch von Green Bay oder eine katastrophale Wende in der Beziehung zwischen Rodgers und Trainer Matt LaFleur erfordern, damit ein Handel im Jahr 2021 überhaupt Sinn ergibt. Während die Packers nach der Niederlage gegen die Wikinger am Sonntag ein bisschen nach Seelen suchen, scheint keines dieser Szenarien besonders wahrscheinlich zu sein.
Rodgers zu handeln, während er ablehnt, ist eine Sache, aber die Packers können ihn nicht glaubwürdig handeln, wenn er wie einer der drei oder vier besten Quarterbacks im Fußball spielt. Dieser scheint geradezu unplausibel.
Ein Rookie Draft Pick
Der ESPN Football Power Index gibt den 49ern nur eine 2,5% ige Chance, im NFL-Entwurf 2021 mit einer Top-10-Auswahl abzuschließen, aber er könnte auch unterschätzen, wie stark dieses Team nach seinem 4: 4-Start angeschlagen ist. Die Niners werden wahrscheinlich nicht auf die Jagd nach Clemson gehen Trevor Lawrence oder Ohio State Justin Fields – die Quarterbacks, die im Entwurf die Nummern 1-2 erreichen könnten – aber wenn sie unter die Top 10 fallen, könnten sie sich im Rennen um das Produkt des Bundesstaates North Dakota befinden Trey Lance, dessen Ein-Spiel-College-Saison vorbei ist. Shanahan und Lynch haben sich nicht gescheut, Prämien zu zahlen, wenn sie sich in der Vergangenheit in Spieler verliebt haben. Daher ist es auch möglich, dass sie ein bedeutendes Paket zusammenstellen, um aufzusteigen, wenn sie eines der Quarterbacks in der diesjährigen Klasse lieben .
Von allen Optionen ist Garoppolo immer noch die wahrscheinlichste Person, die in Woche 1 der nächsten Saison im Mittelpunkt der Niners steht. Die Teams sind in Bezug auf ihre Quarterbacks nicht oft rational, und dieses Regime hat sich öffentlich über jeden Vorschlag lustig gemacht, dass er nicht der langfristige Starter sein wird. Nach einem äußerst frustrierenden Jahr 2020 müssen die Niners möglicherweise ihre Pläne überdenken, wenn sie zum Super Bowl zurückkehren möchten.