Someone with the 49ers screwed up.
The team’s newest running back, Tim Hightower, posted a picture of his locker this morning. Above his locker is his nameplate, which includes his jersey number — 21. As you know, this was Frank Gore’s jersey number. No player has won it since Gore left the team in 2015. We assumed the Niners had unofficially retired the number, as they should have. But, the new regime gave the number to Hightower, who says he will have the number changed.
It seems the new regime needs to learn 49ers history.