The expectations are high for the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, which can be expected when you bring in the top college head coach, in Jim Harbaugh, and draft one of the most talented young quarterback prospects, in rookie Colin Kaepernick.
Now that the lockout is over, there are no more excuses for a team that plays in the weakest division in the entire league (NFC West), and who must win now, as their window of opportunity seems to be getting smaller every year.
Division rivals, the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and St. Louis Rams, have all made improvements on both sides of the ball this offseason. The 49ers have mainly focused on shoring up their terrible secondary, in addition to signing one big name free agent, in wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
With all the new names and faces in the Bay Area, it will be interesting to see how this team comes together in the weeks leading up the September 11th home opener against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. With this in mind, here are five questions 49er fans want answered in the NFL preseason.