San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk made some bold comments about the expectations for 2023.

“I'm about to take off,” Aiyuk said, via 49ers Webzone Managing Editor David Bonilla. “That's it. … We all know it's football. Nothing's ever guaranteed, but just getting a better understanding for my life as a person, and then as a football player, kind of putting those things together and then just looking to get better.

“I feel like, now, having another offseason [to build upon], coming out here again for another OTA spring ball, whatever you want to call it, being able to work with those guys, being able to work on my craft, being able to get better and just continue to look to get better. That's really it.”

Brandon Aiyuk, a former first-round pick out of Arizona State, has played in 46 games and started in 44 for the 49ers since he was selected with the 25th-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He earned 1,015 receiving yards, eight receiving touchdowns and 78 receptions in 17 games and starts during the 2022 season. The 25-year-old wide receiver gained as many as 101 receiving yards during a 37-34 win over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 17, a game that saw 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy throw for 284 yards and two touchdowns in Allegiant Stadium.

The 49ers picked up the fifth-year option of Aiyuk in April.

“I'm not going to get into specifics on people but we love Brandon Aiyuk,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said. “Excited about Brandon being a part of this team, I'll just leave it at that.”

San Francisco's receiving corp hauled in a total of 4,049 receiving yards, good enough to take 13th place in the NFL. Their 30 receiving touchdowns put them on par with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. Brandon Aiyuk led the team in receiving yards during the 2022 season, while tight end George Kittle placed second with 765.