How the San Francisco 49ers Can Get Back on Track in 2016

August 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2015 season was not kind to the San Francisco 49ers.
The team won just five games, went just 1-5 in the NFC West and benched would-be franchise quarterback Colin Kaepernick before season's end. Jim Tomsula was relieved of his head coaching duties after just one season.
The last time San Francisco posted a 5-11 record, Patrick Willis won 2007 Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
However, the looming 2016 season provides the 49ers with an opportunity for redemption. The team has a new head coach in Chip Kelly and a quarterback competition that should allow the best player to rise to the top under center. While this is still a rebuilding year and expectations have to be tempered, 2016 can still bring a successful campaign for the 49ers.
In today's parity-driven NFL, there's even a chance San Francisco could battle for a playoff push. Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles did exactly that back in 2013, a year after Philadelphia went 4-12.
Today, we're going to look ...

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