/49ers preview: Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch take on big rebuild

49ers preview: Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch take on big rebuild

Training camps are still in the distance, but USA TODAY Sports is providing five things you need to know about every team in the NFL to catch you up on the offseason. Today, the San Francisco 49ers …

1. The rebuild begins

The 49ers have a new head coach for the third time in three years. This time it’s Kyle Shanahan, who follows Chip Kelly and Jim Tomsula. But there is optimism that the change could stick this time. The 49ers signed Shanahan and new general manager John Lynch to matching six-year contracts, a sign that the organization is willing to invest the time to turn the team around. The roster changes this offseason have been significant, especially at quarterback, wide receiver and running back.

2. Hoyer looks to be a bridge quarterback

The 49ers overhauled their quarterback depth chart, signing journeymen Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, both most recently with the Chicago Bears, and drafting Iowa’s C.J. Beathard in the third…

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