6 Burning Questions Facing the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17

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6 Burning Questions Facing the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17
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First burning question facing the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17: If they lose, will they fire head coach Jim Tomsula?

They probably would prefer to keep him. He’s their guy. Firing him after one season would be embarrassing. Plus they have to pay him $10.5 million the next three seasons whether they fire him or not, per CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco (h/t Niners Nation). Lots of reasons to let him stay.

But if they lose to the St. Louis Rams this Sunday, the Niners would finish the season winless in their division, which they haven’t done since the 1970s before Bill Walsh became the team’s head coach.

How bad do things have to get before CEO Jed York fires Tomsula for the good of the franchise?

These are the burning questions facing the Niners in Week 17.

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