The 49ers ran the NFC gauntlet to earn a Super Bowl berth in 2020, but the conference will feature lots of surprises in 2020.
Every team in the NFC will enter the 2020 regular season with hopes of knocking off the Kansas City Chiefs to become this year’s Super Bowl champion. To make that happen, they’ll have to knock off the 49ers to win the Conference.
With all due respect to Jimmy Garoppolo and his teammates, San Francisco isn’t going to frighten anyone. They certainly deserve to be considered legitimate NFC title contenders heading into the season, but their offensive inconsistencies prevent them from being a true juggernaut. In other words, the race for the NFC is wide open heading into the regular season.
That doesn’t mean the season is going to go according to plan for any team. The global pandemic primes 2020 to be a campaign that’s full of surprises. The lack of a conventional training camp is going to increase the variance for each player in the league’s potential performance. Expect more surprises in 2020 than ever before.
Read on to discover one very bold prediction for every team in the NFC. For the record, mild surprises do not qualify here. Betting on Drew Brees to throw for 3,000 yards does not qualify as any sort of surprise. Calling for Brees to lead the Saints to a perfect 16-0 record would certainly land on this list. This piece is all about bold predictions. If the prediction doesn’t raise readers’ eyebrows then it doesn’t deserve to be listed. Let’s start with a projection about a quarterback who can really make his front office look bad in 2020.