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What is Elliot Harrison's Bold Prediction for the 49ers in 2017?

Posted Jul 18, 2017

NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison delivered his forecast for the 49ers quarterback in 2017.



While we are just over a week away from training camp, it's not uncommon for everyone to start looking ahead to the 2017 campaign. NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison put together his bold predictions for every NFC team.

What is his prediction for the San Francisco 49ers? Brian Hoyer will throw for 4,000 yards.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan and Hoyer are reunited for this upcoming season after the quarterback singed with the team in March. The Michigan State product spent the 2014 season with Shanahan and the Cleveland Browns where he threw for a career-high 3,326 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Hoyer's leadership and knowledge of the offense will be key for the 49ers this season.

According to Harrison: “Kyle Shanahan developed an offense that pushed Matt Ryan from viable franchise quarterback to MVP of the league in 2016. Hoyer was averaging well over 300 yards per start with the Bears last season in the four starts before he was hurt in the Packers game in October. He's smart enough to know where to go with the football, and he should benefit from Shanahan's penchant for getting everyone involved (particularly the RBs). With the proper offense, Hoyer might be better than everyone thinks.”


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