After a heartbreaking 34-31 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco 49ers will now immediately shift their focus to the offseason and to addressing the team's biggest priorities.
The 2012 season didn't end the way the Red and Gold had planned, which means it's now time to ensure that the 2013 season does.
In other words, the Quest for Six rolls on.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh, general manager Trent Baalke and the rest of the 49ers front office have some crucial decisions to make heading into a new league year. Several of the roster's starters will be hitting free agency, and the Niners now have a backup quarterback in Alex Smith that needs a new home.
As the bittersweet conclusion of the 2012 NFL season forces us to forge ahead into a new year, let us discuss the biggest offseason priorities for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013.