The ultimate outcome of the tumultuous 2010 season for the San Francisco 49ers remains to be seen.
Their improbable playoff hopes likely took a hit Monday, with strong indications that offensive captain Alex Smith will re-assume the starting quarterback role over Troy Smith in a critical divisional game against Seattle.
Troy Smith's play has waned significantly over the past three weeks, since looking like a savior in his first two starts. A change at QB may well be warranted, but one would think it would be in favor of practice squad QB Nate Davis, rather than an embattled former No. 1 overall pick earning his umpteenth chance to prove himself.
Whether the move works or flops, and wherever the 49ers ultimately end up in 2010, changes are inevitable.
Two positions which could feasibly see the most change on offense are running back and QB. Assuming the 2011 draft and season happen as planned, where might the 49ers look to improve in these areas?