Once again, the San Francisco 49ers went home empty-handed after a remarkable season.
It’s been nearly three decades since one of the most prominent franchises in the National Football League last won a Super Bowl, with two losses in their last two trips to the ultimate stage.
Notably, GM John Lynch has done an outstanding job of putting together a team and stacking talent in the roster, but that hasn’t been enough to get the job done thus far, and that’s because of poor QB play.
Brock Purdy was stellar in eight starts before suffering a UCL injury vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, but there were plenty of doubts about his potential as their long-term solution.
Jimmy Garoppolo has already proven to be nothing more than a game manager, and he’s not going to get any better at this point in his career.
Trey Lance was supposed to be the future, yet he couldn’t stay healthy for half a season, losing key reps in his development.
That’s why NFL insider Keyshawn Johnson believes the Niners should just give Tom Brady a call and bring him in for the final chapter of his career:
“Here’s my dream scenario for Johny Lynch and Kyle Shanahan: There’s a guy in south Florida who’s 45, 46 years old. I’m gonna have a conversation with him come free agency, and I’m gonna say ‘Hey, you get to ride off into the sunset with essentially the same kind of team that you had when you left New England and you went to Tampa,'” Johnson said. “Tom Brady’s his name.”
“Tom Brady’s his name.”@keyshawn has a recommendation for the 49ers QB for next year. #KJM pic.twitter.com/BVzGaS8os4
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) January 30, 2023
Brady grew up rooting for the Niners, so this would be like a dream come true for him, not to mention a perfect ending to the greatest career in NFL history.
As for the Niners, they’d still have a year or two to figure out who’s going to take over once Brady is done playing, so this would most definitely be a can’t-miss scenario for the Bay area team.NEXT: NFL Beat Reporter Says 49ers Would Welcome 1 Star QB This Offseason