The San Francisco 49ers nearly completed one of the greatest worst-to-first turnarounds ever in 2019, making them a must-see team in 2020.
Few people had big expectations for the San Francisco 49ers entering 2019, but what happened next was nearly one of the greatest comeback stories in NFL history. After going 4-12 in 2018, San Francisco got all the way to the Super Bowl, leading the Kansas City Chiefs into the fourth quarter.
The Chiefs came back to win the game, resulting in a bitter ending for the 49ers. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and head coach Kyle Shanahan drew their fair share of criticism for their roles in the collapse, with Garoppolo notably missing a big play to Emmanuel Sanders late in the game that would have given San Francisco the lead.
The offseason has seen the 49ers lose a few key pieces, including Sanders and DeForest Buckner, but John Lynch made savvy moves to retain Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward in free agency. San Francisco traded Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, giving Lynch more ammo to retool his roster.
There is no doubt that the 49ers have the type of young talent on their roster necessary to make another run at the Super Bowl, which won’t be an easy feat in the loaded NFC. San Francisco snuck onto the radar thanks to low expectations entering the season, but the 49ers won’t catch anyone by surprise this time around.
The 49ers should also become a frequent fixture on national broadcasts this season thanks to a very attractive schedule. Matchups with the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys are among the marquee games the 49ers will get to play in 2020.
When the full 2020 NFL schedule is released, this post will be updated immediately with game dates, times, and broadcast information. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the home and road opponents for the 49ers in 2020.