After a down season in 2020 that was riddled with injuries, 49ers fans are quite bullish on their outlook for the 2021 campaign. Per odds provided by our partner PointsBet, the 49ers' over/under on wins is 10.5 in the new 17-game schedule format. When asked whether the 49ers would end up hitting the over or the under, the response was overwhelmingly positive from The Faithful.
After much offseason speculation following the selection of Trey Lance at No. 3 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starting quarterback in Week 1, his fourth consecutive season starting the 49ers' opener. Lance was utilized on several drives with the first-team offense in the preseason, but a finger injury late in training camp all but solidifed Garoppolo's spot atop the depth chart.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan has a new defensive coordinator in DeMeco Ryans after Robert Saleh departed to take over as the New York Jets' coach.
With last season's last-place finish in the NFC West, the 49ers were dealt an easier schedule in 2021, which will begin in Detroit on Sept. 12.
The 49ers have championship aspirations after being a few miscues away from winning Super Bowl LIV, so 10.5 wins certainly will need to be surpassed to keep those dreams alive.
Let the "Revenge Tour" begin.
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