Usually if week 17 is very important to a team, the playoffs are on the line. The 49ers post-season hopes faded with a loss to the St. Louis Rams and their star rookie QB Sam Bradford on Sunday. The possibility of a pick as high as #2 looms where names like Ryan Mallet, Jake Locker and Cam Newton bring hope of a better future.
This is a week of good news starting with Mike Singletary departure and the end of Gore up the middle plays that were predictable and ineffective. Eddie DeBartolo has been hired as a consultant for hiring the next GM, which will take place before a coach is considered. Many of the pieces are in place, but an upgrade at QB is mandatory
Here is how that can happen.