San Francisco 49ers the only team to receive zero All-Pro votes
On Thursday we ran a feature taking a look at some key numbers that cast insight into the struggles the 49ers had this season. One more depressing stat surfaced on Friday
On Thursday we ran a feature taking a look at some key numbers that cast insight into the struggles the 49ers had this season. One more depressing stat surfaced on Friday that tells the tale as much as any other about the state of the 49ers throughout 2016.
The 2016 All-Pro teams were announced on Friday, and there wasn't a single vote cast for any 49ers player. Every other NFL team had at least one player receiving votes.
It's certainly not unlikely NaVorro Bowman would have at least gotten votes had he stayed healthy (Bowman was voted first-team All-Pro in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015). But there was no Bowman for the 49ers this season past week four, and no All-Pro candidates either.
It's a statement about the place the 49ers are in roster-wise right now compared to where it was just a few years ago. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee called it "the coda on Trent Baalke's tenure with the 49ers."
The good thing is there's (hopefully) nowhere to go but up for the 49ers at this point. With a new general manager on the way, high draft picks and a bunch of money to spend, the franchise has the chance now to put the struggles of 2015 and 2016 in the past and start restocking the cupboards for the future.
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