The San Francisco 49ers are feeling like world-beaters, riding high off of a four-game win streak led by franchise savior and impervious godsend Jimmy Garoppolo. After San Francisco overwhelmed the league's best defense in a 44-33 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, nobody embodied better the Niners' newfound confidence than fourth-year running back Carlos Hyde, who made a bold declaration about his team's future. "Minus our record, we're a really good football team," Hyde declared to reporters, per Bay Area News Group's Cam Inman. "Next year we're going to win the Super Bowl." When asked whether, as a pending free agent, he would consider returning to San Francisco, Hyde said, "I feel we've got a chance to go the Super Bowl next year and I don't want to go to another team." If this were any other 5-10 also-ran, we would scoff at such prognostications and toss any individual suggesting them into the vicious news cycle of mockery and scorn. But this Niners team is different, and Hyde might be on to something.
Carlos Hyde: Niners 'going to win the Super Bowl' in '18
NFL.com | Dec 25