San Francisco 49ers
- Super Bowl Championships: 5
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 29
- Claim to Fame: The 49ers were the first team to win five Super Bowls
- Claim to Shame: Have only recorded three winning seasons since 2003
The San Francisco 49ers were the first team to land on the west coast in 1946. Like many things in California, the Niners were characterized by style and excitement.
After successful seasons in the late 1940s, the 49ers were granted admission into the National Football League in 1950.
While many consider San Francisco to be one of the most dominant teams of the latter century, they never won an NFL Championship prior to the 1980s.
Enter Joe Montana, problem solved. The 49ers drafted Montana in 1979 after the Dallas Cowboys passed on him. Two seasons later, San Francisco had its first Super Bowl and we had a golden memory of “The Catch.”
In 1985, the 49ers selected Jerry Rice who, well… you know his story: all-time leader in touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards… we could go on and on. Rice would help the Niners win four more Super Bowls, including three with Montana and one with Steve Young.
Fast forward to the present, and the 49ers have been fairly irrelevant in recent years. Finishing third in the NFC West last year at 4-12, the 2019 Niners are looking to get a season of decent quarterback play for the first time in years. Prized 2017 addition Jimmy Garoppolo lost most of the 2018 season due to a knee injury. But he’s healthy now and has hopefully learned his lesson about sliding and/or running out of bounds when he takes off.
Garoppolo has one of the best tight ends in the league at his disposal in George Kittel, and will be hoping to build instant chemistry with rookie Deebo Samuel. If the high-pedigree players on defense (Nick Bosa, Deforest Buckner, Dee Ford, Kwon Alexander) can be at least a sum of their parts, that side of the ball should be better than its 23rd-ranked DVOA from last year.
Basically, this team has the potential to be playoff caliber, but that would require not-insignificant improvement in almost every area of the game.
|Passing YPG Allowed||1||169.2|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||17||112.6|
|Kwon Alexander||Pectoral||questionable||Alexander has a pectoral injury, and it remains to be seen if he will take on the Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl. Lasted Updated: 01/22/2020|
|Ronald Blair III||Knee||IR||Blair III is on injured reserve due to a torn ACL. Lasted Updated: 11/13/2019|
|Garrett Celek||Back||IR||Celek has been sent to the injured reserve list with a back injury. Lasted Updated: 12/12/2019|
|Shon Coleman||Ankle||IR||Coleman has been added to the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula. Lasted Updated: 08/12/2019|
|Tevin Coleman||Shoulder||questionable||Coleman has a right shoulder dislocation, and it is unclear if he will play against the Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl. Lasted Updated: 01/20/2020|
|Dee Ford||Quadricep||questionable||Ford is dealing with injuries to his quadriceps and hamstring. It is up in the air if he will partake in the 2020 Super Bowl versus the Chiefs. Lasted Updated: 01/22/2020|
|Marquise Goodwin||Knee||IR||Goodwin has hit the injured reserve list with a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 12/10/2019|
|Tim Harris||Groin||IR||Harris has been ticketed for the injured reserve list with a groin injury. Lasted Updated: 08/26/2019|
|Jalen Hurd||Back||IR||Hurd has landed on injured reserve due to a broken back. Lasted Updated: 11/18/2019|
|D.J. Jones||Ankle||IR||Jones has hit the injured reserve list with a substantial ankle injury. Lasted Updated: 12/12/2019|
|Jerick McKinnon||Knee||IR||McKinnon has hit the injured reserve list after experiencing complications in the same knee that he previously tore his ACL. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Damontre Moore||Forearm||IR||Moore has been added to the injured reserve list with a fractured forearm. Lasted Updated: 11/25/2019|
|Shawn Poindexter||Knee||IR||Poindexter has hit the injured reserve list with a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Weston Richburg||Knee||IR||Richburg is on injured reserve due to a torn patella tendon. Lasted Updated: 12/11/2019|
|Kentavius Street||Knee||IR||Street has landed on the injured reserve list due to a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 01/10/2020|
|Jaquiski Tartt||Ribs||questionable||Tartt is dealing with a ribs injury, and it is uncertain if he will line up against the Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl. Lasted Updated: 01/20/2020|
|Jullian Taylor||Elbow||IR||Taylor has been placed on injured reserve due to season-ending ACL surgery. Lasted Updated: 12/30/2019|
|Trent Taylor||Foot||IR||Taylor has hit the injured reserve list due to surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his foot. Lasted Updated: 11/24/2019|
|Jason Verrett||Knee||IR||Verrett is on injured reserve due to a knee injury and is without a timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 10/03/2019|