The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready to compete in the Super Bowl, but it’s not too early to look ahead to the offseason. Even though they have looked almost perfect during the playoffs, there are going to be some players that leave and some holes that need to be filled. The 49ers also don’t have a lot of draft picks, so free agency is going to be key.
San Francisco will have their first-round pick, but after they won’t pick again until the fifth round. So how should the 49ers look at bringing in more talent? Let’s break down three players the 49ers should target during the offseason in free agency.
Robby Anderson – Wide Receiver
This is a loaded draft class for wide receivers, but it doesn’t look like the 49ers are going to be able to take part with their lack of draft picks. The team traded for Emmanuel Sanders during the middle of the season, but it looks like he will leave the team in the offseason (although signing him might be the best option). If they can’t bring him back, the team needs to take a look at New York Jets standout Robby Anderson. During the 2019 season, Anderson caught 52 passes for 779 yards and five touchdowns.
He could come in and instantly be the number one wideout on the team.
Tre Boston – Safety
Jimmie Ward is set to be a free agent after this season, which means the team is going to need to address their secondary. Tre Boston isn’t the biggest name in free agency, but he is solid and could step in and be an impact player for the defense.
He had three interceptions during the 2019 season with the Carolina Panthers. Boston might not be an upgrade over Ward, but there is no doubt he isn’t a downgrade. Boston would probably also be keen on playing for a winner, which would make the 49ers an intriguing place.
Hunter Henry – Tight End
This one probably won’t happen, but how awesome would it be if the team had Hunter Henry lining up on one side of the line, and George Kittle on the other.
Henry is often hurt, but when he is healthy his play is strong. During the 2019 season, Henry caught 55 passes for 652 yards and five touchdowns.
Kittle is already a mismatch and if the team added Henry and another receiver like Anderson, the rest of the league is going to be in trouble.