The 49ers are fortunate not to have an early bye week this season unlike previous years when they did.
One of the main complaints San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan had back in 2019 was the fact his team had an awfully early bye week.
Week 4, to be precise, which is the opening week of byes on the NFL schedule prior to the new 17-game season the league now has. Now, it's Week 5.
A year ago, the Niners' bye was much more preferable and took place in Week 9 at a point right in the middle of the regular season. It doesn't take too much research to find that most coaches and players prefer a bye toward the middle of the year or in the second half of it.
With San Francisco's 2023 regular-season schedule now public knowledge, it looks as if the bye week will again be favorable to Shanahan and Co.
When is the 49ers bye week in 2023?
The 49ers' bye week in 2023 will be in Week 9 of the 18-week regular-season schedule.
What is every NFL team's bye week in 2023?
In case you were wondering what every team's bye week was for the upcoming 2023 season, here you go:
Week 5: Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 6: Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers
Week 7: Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans
Week 8: No teams
Week 9: San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 10: Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles
Week 11: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints
Week 12: No teams
Week 13: Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants
Week 14: Arizona Cardinals, Washington Commanders
Interestingly enough, according to ESPN Stats & Information (h/t Conor Orr of Sports Illustrated), the Niners are tied for playing the most teams coming off a bye week this season.
Hopefully that doesn't wind up being a storyline over the course of 2023.