The loss on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks officially knocked the 49ers out of playoff contention. The rest of the season will be used to evaluate the roster for the 2019 season. This season has been a great season for 2nd year players George Kittle and Matt Breida. They figure to play a big part in this roster going forward. For the rookies, Mike McGlinchey and Fred Warner have proven to be good football players. In the last 2 weeks, WR Dante Pettis has added his name to players to look forward to next season.
Dante Pettis has had 2 great weeks. He has 3 touchdowns and over 200 yards combined in those games. He had 2 touchdowns and over 120 yards against the Seahawks, which got him a rookie of the week nomination. The team were excited to land Dante in the draft because of his receiving abilities and it seems like he is finally getting going. While Dante, McGlinchey, and Warner has the team excited for the future, there is no guarantee they play as well in the 2nd season. Ahkello Witherspoon, Adrian Colbert, and Reuben Foster generated excitement in their 1st season, but they have had a rough sophomore season. Hopefully Dante, McGlinchey, and Warner take the path of Kittle and Breida rather than the other way around.
The return of Jimmy Garoppolo back to full health will be the biggest deal for the 49ers next season. Once he went down this season, it was going to very difficult for the 49ers to compete. But other than Jimmy’s return, the 49ers need to continue to change over of the roster to find stars and depth. Currently holding the number 1 pick in the draft, the 49ers can draft whoever they think is the best player in the draft because they need players at almost any position.
The hype of the preseason coming to fruition | Dante Pettis showing flash of abilities (Wagoner)
Hopefully he continues the great run of play | A great 2 weeks for Dante (Wolfe)
It is a combination of players and coaching obviously. Saleh may take the fall at the end of the season | Why is the defense struggling? (Inman)
Shocking | No playoffs this season (McAtee)
A very big offseason for Lynch and Shanahan. Need to start winning next season | 2019 evaluations (Gantt)
Ex-assistant to run Ohio State (Maiocco)
Pro Bowl rankings (Martin)
To the bottom of the power rankings (Madson)
No news why he was suspended | Kyle Nelson suspended (Smith)
10 game suspension (Madson)
Don’t do it 49ers | Kelvin Benjamin (Madson)
In need of a long snapper (Inman)
No news on why Nelson was suspended (Almquist)
A pass rusher is what the defense desperately needs | Nick Bosa
Popped for performance-enhancing substances (49ers staff)
Long ban for Kyle (Biderman)
They knew this was coming | Niners worked out long snappers last week (Madson)
Will the 49ers bring him back? | Kyle is an unrestricted free agent this offseason (Madson)
Out for the rest of the season (Branch)
The reason for the 10 game suspension | This is the 2nd positive test for Kyle (Crabtree)