The San Francisco 49ers season will come down to how much Trey Lance has developed since leaving North Dakota State and the last time we saw him take live NFL snaps as a rookie. . But how does the rest of the 49ers roster look like?
San Francisco 49ers 53-man roster projection
The 49ers are one of the most talented teams in the NFL. Last season, with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm, they proved their attacking scheme was difficult to defend against. They also have arguably the best passing group in the NFL. San Francisco heads into 2022 by halving its offensive and defensive roster.
Entries will be marked with an asterisk.
San Francisco 49ers Offense (25)
Tyrion Davis Price
Jeff Wilson Jr.
San Francisco 49ers defense (25)
Nick Bosa *
Fred Warner *
Azeez Al Shaair
District of Charvarius*
Tariq Castro Champs
San Francisco 49ers Specialists (3)
Robbie Gould (K)
Mitch Wishnowsky (P)
Taybor pepper (LS)
CB Jason Verrett
DT Maurice Hurst
WR Jordan Matthews
The 49ers haven’t had much luck keeping their running backs healthy over the years, but they now have a stable of capable RBs to fall back on for the regular season. Kyle Juszczyk also creates problems for the defense with his versatility.
San Francisco made progress at cornerback with the signing of Charvarius Ward, but they lost Jaquiski Tartt in free agency, which could hurt their ability to cover at the back. However, Talanoa Hufanga could slip into the starting role without them missing a beat.
If Lance can realize even some of his overall potential, the 53-man 49ers roster could be the best team in the conference in January.