Behind Jim Harbaugh and this talent-laden roster, the San Francisco 49ers put together a spectacular run in 2012. Even though they did not bring home a sixth Lombardi Trophy, they had to be proud to return to the Bay Area as NFC champions.
With Super Bowl XLVII now a memory, it is time for the organization to start concentrating on the offseason.
Based on player performance in 2012, there could be cuts, contract restructuring and extensions ahead. Fortunately for the 49ers, they have a solid foundation in place and are not at risk to lose significant contributors this year.
49ers general manager Trent Baalke was proactive throughout the league year, most notably extending All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman until 2018. Under Baalke's command, this organization has meticulously operated through free agency.
They make their own players and the draft a priority, while free agency is purely supplemental for them. The Niners should focus on extending a number of names currently on the roster. Let's take a look at who the 49ers want to stick around long-term.