San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark passed away on Monday, and the team has begun the process of figuring out how they will honor him this coming season. The organization lowered Levi’s Stadium flags to half mast, but will come up with something specific to honor Clark in 2018.
General manager John Lynch chatted with the media on Tuesday, and he said the team has begun discussing with the league what they can do.
“We’re talking about a lot of things,” Lynch said. “I know Al Guido is talking with the league about what we can do and I know there’s always approval there, but I promise you we’ll come up with a nice way to honor him. I think not only nice, but fitting. He deserves it. He’s earned it. I’ve talked about how beloved he is with this fanbase and he earned that, and so I think we’ll do the right thing and be happy to do so.”
The NFL limits unique things teams can do, but they provide opportunities for teams to honor legends that pass. My guess is the team will have either a sticker on their helmet or a patch on their uniform for the length of the season.