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Do the 49ers need to get younger?

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Fooch's Note: Interesting look at the 49ers and the age of the roster.

Interesting. Contribution-adjusted age of each NFL team.

The authors use some incredibly complex metric to measure every player's contribution to scoring points, then takes those weights and applies the age of those players.

Seattle is the youngest, followed by Cleveland. The Steelers, Chargers, and Falcons are all very old. The future appears bleak in San Diego: Rivers is 32, and will be 35+ by the time they're competitive again.

The 49ers are of average age, but it's a bit misleading: only two starters are in their 30s. The entire team is in their late 20s, which is interesting. But do we need to get younger? Perhaps.

Drafting two safeties at No. 31 and No. 34 would get us younger and put us on a better footing for the future – just a thought. Maybe a "starting" NT rookie too, or a Center. I could see some vets getting cut in camp.

Team TmAge
SEA 26.1
CLE 26.3
TB 26.5
CIN 26.6
STL 26.7
TEN 26.7
KC 26.7
IND 26.9
BUF 26.9
MIA 27
CAR 27
PHI 27
GB 27.1
MIN 27.1
JAX 27.2
WAS 27.3
SF 27.6
ARI 27.6
NE 27.7
DET 27.7
HOU 27.8
NYG 27.8
DAL 27.8
OAK 27.8
NYJ 28
BAL 28.3
NO 28.3
DEN 28.4
CHI 28.6
ATL 28.8
PIT 28.8
SD 28.8

http://www.footballperspective.com/the-youngest-and-oldest-nfl-teams-in-2012/

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