The 49ers in 2019 had a dream season, playing great football all season long and dominating in the postseason en route to the Super Bowl.
While they fell short to the Chiefs in the big game, the team made their fans proud and there wasn’t much more they could do other than take home a title for the city of San Fran.
Now though it’s 2020, and many think that the 49ers will have a “Super Bowl letdown” that so many teams have, more so teams that lose the big game.
The Niners promise that won’t happen, and many think they are still a complete team ready to fight again this season.
How complete are they heading into 2020? NFL.com has an article talking about all the “complete” teams in the league, and the Niners come in at #2.
Here’s what the piece had to say about San Fran:
2. San Francisco
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch need to take a bow. San Francisco traded DeForest Buckner and Matt Breida, let Emmanuel Sanders walk, watched Joe Staley retire and … somehow got even better.
The Niners still boast the game’s best defensive line. First-round pick Javon Kinlaw replaces Buckner. And I loved the decision to prioritize the resigning of Arik Armstead. The former first-rounder rarely receives the credit he deserves, but he really came into his own last season with 10 sacks. Nick Bosa has never lacked for praise, and rightfully so — the 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year is already a bona fide game wrecker. And what a luxury it is to have Dee Ford as a designated speed rusher. Elsewhere, Fred Warner is emerging as a prototype linebacker for the modern NFL, while Richard Sherman’s an ageless wonder at cornerback.
On the other side of the football, the 49ers have the best tight end in football. George Kittle is an absolute force as a receiver and blocker. Speaking of blockers, Trent Williams slides right into Staley’s spot on the blind side — and he’s my pick for Comeback Player of the Year. First-round pick Brandon Aiyuk is a brilliant replacement for Emmanuel Sanders; he’ll nicely complement playmaking stud Deebo Samuel, who should be able to come back from last month’s broken foot pretty early in the season. Jimmy Garoppolo remains polarizing, but I don’t know how you can view him as anything worse than solid after last season’s performance. And he’s obviously helped by San Francisco’s potent run game. Raheem Mostert’s trade request is concerning, yes, but are you really going to bet against Shanahan forging a productive ground attack one way or another?
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