The San Francisco 49ers are expected to sign fullback Kyle Juszczyk when free agency opens on Thursday. Adam Schefter reported Juszczyk will sign barring any last-minute negotiation snags. That would suggest he has not fully agreed to terms, but things are progressing well.
Juszczyk was viewed by many as the top fullback on the market, right near or above now Buffalo Bills fullback Patrick DiMarco. It is noteworthy that DiMarco played on the Atlanta Falcons the past two seasons under then offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. According to Jeff Deeney from Pro Football Focus, DiMarco played 31 percent of offensive snaps this past season. It is safe to say the 49ers will have a significant role for Juszczyk.
The 49ers still have some work to do on offense, but things are starting to come together for 2017. The team is expected to also sign QB Brian Hoyer, WR Pierre Garcon, and WR Marquise Goodwin. Jason La Canfora believes they will try and sign another notable wide receiver, but even if they don’t, the offense is improved already. Hoyer is not a long-term option at quarterback, but he had a solid five starts in 2016, and knows what Shanahan likes from their time together in Cleveland in 2014. Consistency will be a step forward for the 49ers.