Off the back of 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan receiving a six-year contract extension, many pundits and analysts hailed the 40-year-old as one of the best coaches in the league, and perhaps the best offensive play-caller in the NFL.
Following a heartbreaking Super Bowl LIV loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Kyle Shanahan and co. are not resting on their laurels. After being aggressive in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, San Francisco has traded a 2020 5th round draft pick and a 2021 3rd round draft pick to the Washington Redskins for perennial all-pro Trent Williams.
The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft for the San Francisco 49ers burst into life following the trade of long-time servant DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th overall pick. Heading into the first round, the 49ers had pressing needs at wide receiver, cornerback and tackle.
Where will Brandin Cooks end up?
The inaugural day of free agency saw some blockbuster deals go down. One of the biggest included the San Francisco 49ers trading star defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the Colts' 2020 first-round draft pick (13).
Many have described Sunday's Super Bowl LIV, which ended with a Kansas City Chiefs victory, a "scheme show" where usage of a particular player, or group of players, was more important for the outcome of the game than anything else. That could have been expected by two teams in which coaching plays so big of a role.
Where does San Francisco go from here?
When asked what his expectations were for his rookie season in the NFL, Deebo Samuel told The State "rookie of the year." Samuel went on to add "why would I not be?"
Below are five numbers to arm you with the predictive contextualised information that is most likely to determine who will win the Lombardi Trophy ... and who'll just be picking 31st in the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas. These figures flag as the most important factors when it comes to forecasting each team's ability to earn (or prevent) first downs and touchdowns.
As the big day draws nearer and nearer, the hardworking writers at Franchise Sports have shared their predictions for what might be the most unpredictable Super Bowl in history.
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are ready to do battle in Miami on Sunday 2nd February.
What makes this Super Bowl so exciting is that the two battles of offence versus defence are so intriguing. We know the credentials of the offensive masterminds, but these two assistant coaches may very well be the guys that make the difference and win the Lombardi Trophy for their team.
Two terrific and efficient offensive units are going to be on display in Super Bowl LIV. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers both finished the 2019 regular season as top-5 scoring offences, and haven't disappointed in the NFL playoffs thus far. In four combined games this postseason, the lowest amount of points scored by either side in a single game was 27 (Niners vs. Vikings).
Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers sees a matchup between two head coaches who are regarded amongst the most innovative and exciting offensive play callers in the league.
With the San Francisco 49ers facing the Kansas City Chiefs, this year's Super Bowl should prove to be one to remember. It may not be the Super Bowl I rematch that many were expecting, but nonetheless NFL fans should be in for a classic. Let's talk about how both teams got to this point.