4 dream scenarios the 49ers would love to have in 2023

The 49ers would love it if a few X-factors played out in their favor over the course of the upcoming season.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
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49ers dream scenario No. 3: Injuries don't plague San Francisco

Yes, it's a plug for an article we wrote earlier here at Niner Noise, but you should go read it:

Read more: This stat shows 49ers are still on wrong side of injury equation

With plenty of data from the folks over at Football Outsiders, we showed why the injury-riddled 2020 campaign wasn't just an anomaly. It was worst than any other year in recent Niners memory, yes, but it was merely part of a concerning trend about how injury-prone head coach Kyle Shanahan's squads have been over the years.

2022 was no exception to the trend, and it appears as if San Francisco is regularly within the 10 worst injury-prone teams in the NFL any given year.

Maybe that'll change this season, though.

If the law of averages winds up benefiting the 49ers in one way or another, then they have to stay somewhat healthy over the course of the upcoming season, right? No more losing star players for three, four or eight games, no more season-ending injuries to quarterbacks or star pass-rushers.

None of that.