San Francisco 49ers: 10 Players That Need to Prove Themselves This Offseason

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San Francisco 49ers: 10 Players That Need to Prove Themselves This Offseason
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Alex Smith is entrenched as the 49ers' starting QB

The San Francisco 49ers were just a play or two away from going to the Super Bowl last season. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has stated that he wants competition at every position and he is getting just that.

Some players like Alex Smith, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Justin Smith and NaVorro Bowman have nothing to prove this offseason and will be focused on getting ready for the season opener in Green Bay.

However, there are several players who are either fighting for jobs, trying to get more playing time or a better position on the depth chart. For these players, having a good spring and summer is critical. Let's take a closer look at these players who are at a crucial juncture in their career.

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