If you thought 49ers rumors would slow down in the lull after Super Bowl XLVIII, think again. According to one NFL analyst, the San Francisco 49ers have a very concrete plan for what they need to accomplish this offseason.
According to ESPN analyst Bill Williamson, one of the "most pressing" issues for the San Francisco 49ers is extending Colin Kaepernick, who is entering the final year of his deal. While Williamson believes that it is not necessarily crucial to the 49ers hopes of retaining Kaepernick to get a deal done soon, "it would be a lot smoother for everyone involved if there was some clarity this year."
The other main priority that Williamson sees at the top of the San Francisco 49ers offseason to-do list is to re-sign three very key players who could become free agents by the middle of March; wide receiver Anquan Boldin, safety Donte Whitner, and kicker Phil Dawson.
Williamson puts it very bluntly--"The 49ers would like to keep all three players."
Each of these four players played a critical role in the San Francisco 49ers' 2013 season, helping the team to a 12-4 record and a third straight NFC Championship game appearance.