With the Super Bowl wrapped up, it’s time to riffle my deck of tarot cards and predict what the San Francisco 49ers will do next year—not as a team, but as individuals.
My magic cards say that, as a team, the Niners will be right back in the hunt. A year of Jim Harbaugh’s coaching will have taken root, players will be more thoroughly grounded in offensive and defensive schemes and the results will be another run at the brass ring.
To get there as a team, however, the 49ers will need great individual performances. Here, then, are my predictions for key starters next year.