With the season over, the San Francisco 49ers have no other choice but to look for ways to get better. This process begins with the front office and their ability to make tough decisions when it comes to doing what’s best for the organization. It’s one hundred percent certain that it’s not going to be the exact same group of guys so the 49ers have to decide who stays and who goes. There is a few key free agents the the Niners are going to want to address but first let’s talk about another potential move.
After an up and down season, Colin Kaepernick is now entering the final year of his rookie contract and will obviously seek to get a big raise so the 49ers will have a big decision to make. Kaepernick has made great strides and has come within a couple of plays of winning a Supersbowl and going to his second straight one, but with the type of talent that this team has put together on both sides of the ball, these are plays that he has to make. This is why the 49ers have to draft a quarterback in this year’s draft. San Francisco has a total of 13 picks and in no way am I saying that they should use up their early draft picks on a quarterback as they clearly have other needs at wide receiver and, cornerback, but they do have a fifth and a sixth round pick so why not take a young qb who is a pocket passer.
We all know Kaepernick has the ability to put up big numbers through the air but he has not been consistent and has not come through in the biggest games. He’d easily be one of the best quarterback of all time if he could throw as good as he runs but until that happens, San Francisco must deal with the fact the he is one dimensional. The 49ers passing offense was among the worst ones in the NFL and at times, Kaepernick didn’t seem to be able to sustain drives. If the 49ers are going to pay him the money, they need to know that they are getting a dual threat, a guy that can beat teams with his arm and his legs. They might not draft the next Tom Brady but they might draft a guy that could light a fire under him and ensure that he improves. The Niners depend on it.