There’s some great optimism heading into 2018 and I know lots of you can’t wait for the season to finally get underway. The good news is, the 49ers are being talked about by national media and that’s always fun to listen to. Some think they can make the playoffs, while someone said they may win the next two Super Bowls.
Over at Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio and Chris Simms had a segment in their podcast where they picked teams to win the next two Super Bowls. The rules were simple, after a coin flip, one person would pick a team and the floor of the other 31 were for the next person. After that they would go to a second and third round (similar to a draft). What’s interesting here is the 49ers were picked by Florio in the third round, above the Eagles (due to the fact that would mean the Eagles would three-peat), Vikings and other teams. Here’s what Florio said leading up to his pick:
“There are three teams in the NFC west that are viable contenders to win the next two Super Bowls. The Seahawks could be right in the middle of that mix if they turn it around quickly, as they rebuild around Russell Wilson, they would be a contender. But look at what the Falcons did with the second year with Kyle Shanahan running the offense. Look at how they went through the roof, off the charts. They had the Super Bowl won if not for a defensive collapse that proceeded some horrible offensive play calling.”
Before Florio made his pick, Simms had the Rams for his own pick, but Florio went so far as to say the Rams were 2nd to the 49ers:
“I am influenced by the fact that I think between the 49ers and the Rams, I think the 49ers are in a better position to win. I feel like with the Rams, too many combustible personalities, too many competing agendas, and I don’t think Sean McVay is going to be able—despite the fact he’s already one of the best coaches in the NFL— I don’t think he’s going to be able to hold it all together.”
You can watch the whole segment above or go here. Go to the 06:56 mark to hear them get into round three where Florio eventually picks the 49ers.
Could the 49ers do it? Who knows. Two-peating is a tall order and it hasn’t been done for quite some time.
Do you think the 49ers have a good chance to win the next two Super Bowls?