Is the NFC West the San Francisco 49ers’ to lose?

Aug 11, 2023, 7:10 AM

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after rushing ...

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With NFL preseason set to be in full swing this weekend, it’s time to as the essential questions about this upcoming season:

Are the San Francisco 49ers the heavy favorite to take home another NFC West crown?

Former NFL linebacker and ESPN analyst Kirk Morrison joined Kyle Draper and Jay Johnson on Thursday afternoon to share his thoughts on the current state of the NFC West, break down the other teams that will be challenging San Francisco in the standings, and much more.

Plus: Morrison shares his thoughts on the recent conference madness from around college football and discusses what the Oakland Athletics’ potential exit could mean for Bay Area sports.

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Topics Discussed

  • What is the main area of concern surrounding the 49ers?
  • Is the NFC West San Francisco’s to lose?
  • Can Brock Purdy be “the guy” for this San Francisco 49ers team?
  • Will the Los Angeles Rams play a role in the outcome of the NFC West?
  • Can we expect another big season from Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith?
  • Kirk won’t be shocked if the Seahawks win the NFC West this year
  • Morrison, an Oakland native, shares his thoughts on the likely possibility of the Athletics leaving the Bay Area
  • “[Oakland] won’t have that sports identity anymore.”
  • Thoughts on the conference chaos that is taking place in college football
  • “At the end of the day, the almighty dollar wins.”

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