The San Francisco 49ers (10-4) are in prime position to once again compete for an NFL championship. That elusive sixth championship would tie the 49ers with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Lombardi trophies in NFL history.
When we think of winning teams, structure and order usually starts at the top. Winning on the field usually means organizations are winning in the front office.
Luckily for the 49ers, they have one of the best front office staffs in the league, not to mention the wisdom and experience of their coaching staff.
Assembling a great roster means making tough decisions, which brings us back to the front office. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke has done an excellent job in putting together this roster, but in 2014, tough decisions will need to be made.
Unlike previous seasons, the 49ers will have multiple key free agents hoping for an extension or a new deal. Unfortunately, not everyone deserves a new deal.
Here are five players the 49ers shouldn't bring back next season.