After a successful 11-5-1 regular season, capped off by the organization's first Super Bowl appearance since 1995, the perception is that the San Francisco 49ers are sitting pretty.
I can see how this perception was created. The Niners possess an elite coach, defense and running attack, topped off by a young quarterback with superstar potential. What team isn't envious of this group?
While the above is all true, the 49ers should know that with success comes expectations. The 49ers aren't dealing with the usual when comes to success.
Fans don't just expect playoff wins or conference championship appearances, or even Super Bowl appearances. They want championship trophies––notice the trophies in plural.
However, previous success doesn't guarantee future success. In fact, teams who usually make a Super Bowl appearance never make it back in the successive season.
The 49ers have history against them, but if any team can make it back, it's this group led by head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Here are five priorities for the 49ers to consider come free agency.