The San Francisco 49ers are certainly struggling over the first half of 2018. But there are some positives, including these five players Niner Noise ranks the best through Week 7.
It’s more than justified to take the negative narrative. The Niners are 1-6, struggling badly on both sides of the ball and have vastly underwhelmed after the oh-so many lofty expectations for a possible playoff push this year.
But let’s flip the script now. It’s time to find some silver linings. After all, amid such a poor campaign, you have to find some positives, right?
Fortunately for San Francisco, there’s more than a couple. Not many. But a few worth mentioning.
The 49ers still have a long ways to go before legitimately contending for the postseason. Even with the swarm of injuries head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad has suffered, there are more than a few holes on the roster needing to be filled between now and 2019. It’s going to take a while, honestly.
Getting back to that good side, though, at least there are a good chunk of players worth noting as the five best this season.
Many of these players are young too, indicating Shanahan and Co. will have some key foundation pieces to continue the rebuild in 2019 and beyond.
These players have matched or exceeded the high expectations placed upon them this year. And with some good fortune, the Niners won’t have to worry about upgrading their respective positions this upcoming offseason.