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Kyle Shanahan speaks out on the future for 49ers

Kyle Shanahan, 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers suffered a crushing defeat in the Super Bowl on Sunday night, blowing a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in a 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

But the good news is that the future looks bright for the 49ers, and head coach Kyle Shanahan does not think the heartbreaking loss will affect the team heading into next season:

“It shouldn’t be a problem,” Shanahan said, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “We’ll lick our wounds, we’ll get over this. We’ll be fired up for next year, we got a lot of people coming back. I think we surprised a lot of people this year. We knew we had a really good team, I’m very proud of the guys and how much better they got throughout this year, and I expect to get almost all of these guys back and plan on adding a few more. We’re going to rest a little bit, get over this, but we’ll be very fired up for next year.”

Typically, teams that lose the Super Bowl don’t have a whole lot of success the following year.

As a matter of fact, only three teams have ever won a Super Bowl a year after losing it, with the 2018-19 New England Patriots representing the most recent example.

San Francisco also plays in a very tough NFC West division, so there are absolutely no guarantees for the Niners going into 2020. The hope is that their dominant defense will lead them through another impressive season and that things will end a bit differently in February 2021.