After this league year, there are some intriguing situations regarding contracts throughout the league that could result in some highly sought after free agents in 2013.
San Francisco will have some expiring contracts and players who don't work out, which could lead to them fishing around free agency for replacements and stop-gaps. But some one of a kind opportunities may present themselves, and the 49ers might again be forced to test the water.
It's worthwhile to note that the 49ers, in particular, do not aggressively pursue the high-priced free agents. An exception to this past offseason was Peyton Manning, but a few of the following players in this slideshow would warrant the same sort of attention, being elite players at their respective positions.
If the 49ers offense cannot take a serious step forward, the front office might explore some of these options if they're available.
Follow me through this piece as we take a look at some captivating potential free agents for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013.