San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl Chances Would Improve With Josh Gordon
The San Francisco 49ers can not win a Super Bowl with the current offensive weapons that they currently have. In fact, it’s going to be tough for the 49ers to even make the playoffs without some sort of boost to their depleted wide receiving core.
San Francisco ranks toward the bottom of the NFL in scoring as quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been so ineffective under center that it has caused fantasy football owners to rip their hair out. While Kaepernick does deserve some of the blame, the 49ers have some of the worst wide receivers in the league.
Thankfully, the 49ers have reportedly been in talks with the Cleveland Browns about wide receiver Josh Gordon possibly making his way to San Francisco in a trade. However, a Gordon trade appears to be a long-shot for the 49ers as of now considering Mario Manningham is coming off of the PUP after Week 6. With all due respect: Manningham alone isn’t going to solve San Francisco’s sluggish offense.
On the other hand, Gordon would open up this offense so much that running back Frank Gore could average nearly 100 rush yards per game!
Until Kaepernick has an NFL-ready wide receiver not named Anquan Boldin on the outside; San Francisco will continue to teeter-totter on the threshold of a good team and a great one.