The 49ers’ disappointing 5-11 finish in 2020 can be chalked up to a host of issues. While they retained a number of key free agents and appear poised to once again contend in a very good NFC West, it’s going to take a slew of bounce-back performances from players who lacked last season.
Many of the players in need of a better year in 2021 can chalk up disappointing 2020s to injury. For some it’ll be as simple as playing a full year. For others it’ll require a step up in production. There are a number of players who’ll need to do both on some level.
Here are six 49ers in need of bounce-back years in 2021: