Here it is...the surprise team in the NFL this year is the 49ers.
A year removed from an 8-8 record, San Francisco is ready to make huge strides towards being mentioned as one of the elite teams in the NFC.
The front office orchestrated a very solid draft for Mike Singletary. Even sixth round draft choice Anthony Dixon looks like he could be a steal.
Former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith is starting to turn the corner…and at just the right time too, because the team around him is peaking. With young talent at RB, WR, and TE, there are plenty of weapons at Smith’s disposal.
As for the defense, the 49ers have one of the best linebacker units in the league, while the secondary is going to be a work in progress.
Playing in what looks to be one of the weaker divisions in the NFL this season, San Francisco is ready to rise to the top.