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The San Francisco 49ers were one win away from being World Champions. They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in an amazing Super Bowl game. Will the team repeat and move on?
The San Fransisco 49ers had one of the most bizarre seasons in 2017 in recent memory. They began the year with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback but released him midseason and for good reason- the 49ers began the year 0-9. Right before the trade deadline, they sent a draft choice the Patriots for backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. After sitting for a few weeks and learning the playbook, Garoppolo led the 49ers to five straight wins to finish the season. So what did the team do this offseason to build on their late steam from a year ago?
First and foremost, the team made their new star quarterback the highest paid player in the league at five years, and 137.5 million dollars. The first move the team made was to extend wide receiver Marquise Goodwin for three years. Next, they signed veteran cornerback Richard Sherman in free agency. Also in free agency, they added punter Jeff Locke, running back Jerrick McKinnon, and offensive guard Jonathan Cooper.
For the draft, the 49ers had nine selections and came away with a great draft. With their first two selections, they continued to revamp their once-anemic offense with tackle Mike McGlinchey from Notre Dame and wide receiver Dante Pettis from Washington. With their next six selections, they went back to defense- inside linebacker Fred Warner from BYU, safety Tarvarius Moore from Southern Mississippi, defensive end Kentavius Street from North Carolina State, cornerback D.J. Reed from Kansas State, safety Marcell Harris from Florida, and defensive tackle Julian Taylor from Temple. They finished their draft with another wide receiver, Richie James from Middle Tennessee State. The 49ers have revamped their team and found their long-term quarterback. Now it is time to get it done.