FOOTBALL

49ers, NFL Season Predictions From Sactown Sports

Sep 8, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: 10:28 am

San Francisco 49ers helmets rest on team trunks during the NFL preseason game between the San Franc...

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 25: San Francisco 49ers helmets rest on team trunks during the NFL preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans on August 25, 2022, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The NFL is officially back!

As everyone prepares for Sunday, there is no shortage of storylines that fans will be watching. And the 49ers certainly has their share of stories that should keep the season interesting.

Here are bold predictions from the Sactown Sports team for the San Francisco 49ers this upcoming season:

Nick Cattles

It’s VERY difficult to predict any season that involves a first time full-time starting quarterback. Who knows what Trey Lance will look like and how he might or might not evolve? With that said, this is a talented roster. I’m comfortable with the D-Line (mostly because of Bosa & Armstead) and the linebacker corps is one of the best in the league. The secondary will be good enough IF they stay healthy (can’t predict injuries). Aside from Lance, the other offensive question for me is that O-Line, particularly on the interior. And that front’s training camp and preseason performance didn’t make me feel much better. By the way, don’t get me started on the possible Jimmy G drama hovering over like a dark cloud in a cartoon.

Ramie Makhlouf

Obligatory QB speculation: Jimmy G will play in at least 4 games. Whether it’s an injury, a change at QB1, or a mid-game benching in a game that’s still in reach, despite some Trey Lance struggles (a la Kurt Warner-Eli Manning), I think it’s inevitable that we see Garoppolo at least a handful of times this season. You have a leaky offensive line, a QB that likes to run, and a team that is in the middle of a Super Bowl window and can’t throw away wins while Lance goes through growing pains. The good news is this is at least a 10-win football team, almost regardless of who’s at quarterback. I’ll put them at 11 wins, all in all, taking the last wild card spot in the NFC.

Listen to Cattles & Ramie from 3 – 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday right here on Sactown Sports 1140.

Carmichael Dave

It’s an up-and-down season for the Niners. Trey Lance shows both his amazing potential and his “rookie” weaknesses. Injuries are also quite the story, and the Niners finish 10-7, just outside the wildcard spots.

Jason Ross

I like the roster the 49ers will put out there each week but the biggest question is at the game’s most important position, quarterback. The team’s success will go hand in hand with the development of Trey Lance. I am a big believer in Kyle Shanahan and his ability to produce a quality run game to take the pressure off of Lance. The 49ers may have backed into a luxury because I believe Jimmy G will get some run and help keep this team going forward at some point during the season. I think the 49ers will be a playoff team and they will end up 10-7 during the regular season and be a major postseason threat.

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 9 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday right here on Sactown Sports 1140.

Frankie Cartoscelli

I think that the San Francisco 49ers post another double-digit win total and Trey Lance proves that he is THAT guy. Prediction: A 10-7 record and the 49ers end up getting another rematch with the Rams this postseason.

Amiliano Fragoso

San Francisco has a roster full of elite talent that is ready to win. Now.

The problem is that the position most important to the team’s success, quarterback, is not there yet. With Trey Lance set to start his first full season in the NFL, the 49ers will experience growing pains along the way. A slew of soft tissue injuries and a tough schedule doesn’t help, with safety Jimmie Ward already landing on the PUP list to start the year.

The Red & Gold have followed a pattern similar to their baseball counterpart, SF Giants, over the last few years. Make a deep run, then miss the postseason. Make the Super Bowl in the 2019 season, then miss the playoffs altogether the next year. I don’t know if they’ll continue that same trend this year (the NFC is lackluster in terms of the competition) but expect the 49ers to be either a bubble team or barely miss out on a wildcard spot this season.

Newsletter

Football

Divine Deablo #5 of the Las Vegas Raiders pushes Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints out of ...

Joseph Jarosz

Divine Deablo stepping up at Raiders minicamp

Raiders coach Josh McDaniels and Divine Deablo spoke to the media about the linebacker's growth and leadership at minicamp.

1 day ago

Head coach Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers looks on during the second half of the game against...

Amiliano Fragoso

Steve Wilks sees Nick Bosa in a Brian Urlacher, Luke Kuechly mold as a person

Steve Wilks believes Nick Bosa is capable of even greater accolades in the NFL, hoping to guide him towards a gold jacket in Canton.

1 day ago

Trent Williams #71 of the San Francisco 49ers takes the field prior to an NFL football game between...

Amiliano Fragoso

Trent Williams details ‘business as usual’ offseason after contemplating retirement

Trent Williams is fresh & ready to go on another long journey to the NFL's mountaintop, fueled by a desire to compete at the highest level.

1 day ago

Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders hands off to Josh Jacobs #28 during a 24-19 Los Angeles Char...

Joseph Jarosz

Why Josh Jacobs is not present at Raiders mandatory minicamp

Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels says he respects "everything about that process" as Josh Jacobs remains unsigned with the team.

1 day ago

John Lynch Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on after defeating the Seattle Seahawks...

Amiliano Fragoso

Kyle Shanahan: Brock Purdy is ‘right on pace’ in recovery from elbow surgery

Kyle Shanahan said Brock Purdy is on track in his rehab from elbow surgery, but that the team won't rush him back for the start of the season.

1 day ago

Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers is taken off the field on a cart after being injured du...

Amiliano Fragoso

Deebo Samuel gives eye-opening insight after ‘awful’ 2022 season

49ers star WR Deebo Samuel was honest with his assessment of the 2022 season, critiquing every aspect of his play last year.

2 days ago

49ers, NFL Season Predictions From Sactown Sports