Predicting which 49ers win team awards for 2021
With preseason on the horizon, it’s time to make some predictions on which 49ers will win awards at the end of the year.
The temperature in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest have hit records never seen before.
Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers are also hoping to heat up throughout 2021, and we could see some surprises break some records and win some hardware.
In 2019, EDGE Nick Bosa won the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. He was the first Niners defensive player to receive the honor since linebacker Patrick Willis did so in 2007. Willis will also be inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame this season, announced at the team’s annual State of the Franchise in June.
Surprisingly, there have only been three Niners players to win league awards since the 2000s: Bosa (2019), Willis (2007), and running back Garrison Hearst in 2001 when he won Comeback Player of the Year. General managers John Lynch and Trent Baalke each won NFL Executive of the Year in 2019 and 2011, respectively. Jim Harbaugh won Coach of the Year for the 2011 season as well.
In 2019, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was a heavy favorite among the Faithful to win the CPOY but ended up losing to Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill by one vote.
Now the 49ers have a roster full of talent and who could win some awards to announce to the rest of the world they’re back and here to stay.
We’ll be predicting who’ll win awards for the team like Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year (offensive, defensive and overall), and Comeback Player of the Year.
Let’s begin with DPOY.