Even at an overall rating of 78, the 49ers are overrated. They are going to be putrid. Now I’ll admit this isn’t entirely fair because it wasn’t until recently that Aldon Smith got cut from the team. However, expect that rating to plummet come launch day because without Aldon anchoring that defense, the 49ers have don’t have a whole lot going for them.
Colin Kaepernick’s best weapons are aging Alquan Boldin and Vernon Davis who is joined by Torrey Smith; the former Raven who had an uninspiring season last year getting outplayed by old man Steve Smith Jr. Kaepernick himself had a down year as well. The biggest loss though that the ratings should be accounting for but probably aren’t, is the loss of head coach Jim Harbaugh. His coaching ability probably boosted some players’ ratings higher than they should be, and expect some players’ ratings to drop as the season progresses.