The San Francisco 49ers will be a season removed from a Super Bowl appearance when the 2020 season kicks off. With little cap room and draft picks it must find a way to improve its’ roster.
In 2018, the Los Angeles Rams surprised a lot of people by making it all the way to the Super Bowl only to fall short against the New England Patriots. The team had depleted cap space and few draft picks and failed to make it back to the postseason in 2019.
The San Francisco 49ers look to buck this trend entering the 2020 offseason.
Much like the 2018 Rams, the 49ers clinched the NFC West title and a first-round playoff bye in 2019. The Niners also had postseason success making it to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2012 season. This is where San Francisco hopes to end its comparison with the Rams.
Los Angeles traded away many of its draft picks for players like cornerback Jalen Ramsey. They also had very little cap space after giving quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley massive extensions.
The 49ers, unfortunately, find themselves in a similar position this offseason with no second-, third- or fourth-round picks. They also have the fifth least amount of cap room, according to NFL Trade Rumors.
San Francisco must be proactive and find a way to improve its roster despite the limited amount of resources it currently has.
Read on to see what positions the Niners need to address and how to realistically improve them.