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The Case Against The San Francisco 49ers
Lo, how the mighty have fallen! Once considered to be a potential dynasty, the 49ers of the 2010s destroyed themselves very rapidly. Inept general manager Trent Baalke chased Jim Harbaugh out of town before hiring two head coaches who did not even last a year in the NFL. During that time, there was a lack of communication between the GM and head coaches and talented players left as they realized the state of the organization.
Well, now Baalke is gone, and the 49ers will get a chance to rebuild. There is just one other major problem. The owner, Jed York, enjoys messing around in team affairs, and will be hiring a new GM soon. If York hires a “yes man” type, the coach may have a tough time dealing with pressure from the front office on personnel issues. To his credit, York seems dedicated to finding a great fit, but I am skeptical about whether or not he will.
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As little talent as the actual roster has, the new coach in San Fran will get a chance to build through the draft. The team has the second overall pick, and can take the best player available to fill a need. They already have some strong young prospects in DeForest Buckner and Carlos Hyde, so they could at least build around that.
One concern would be about what happens to Colin Kaepernick, and also who would be the replacement at quarterback. Kaepernick may be ready to leave the franchise, and he has not been anything special in recent years. Still, having no quarterback is something that is tough to work with. The team could take one with the No. 2 overall pick, but this is a weak quarterback class.
Surprisingly, the 49ers actually may be the more attractive of the two options. Though they have no quarterback, they come with a little less long term baggage, provided that York does not meddle too much with the team. The Niners are looking for a long term fit, and it would be hard to imagine the next coach to be leaving after less than two seasons. For that reason, McVay could consider the team, but they would still be one of the weakest rosters in the NFL.