Dear Jed York,
You may wonder why you didn’t receive this midterm report card last week, at the midpoint of the 49ers season.
That report card would have been bleak. Mostly Ds and Fs.
For the fourth year in a row, your season ended before November. This season, the 49ers fell out of contention before they won their second game.
But, they tried so hard despite their shortcomings. They earned an extra week to boost their midseason grades. And they played the Oakland Raiders, grade-boosters deluxe. The Raiders made the 49ers look fantastic last Thursday. Your team may have improved.
Here are the 49ers midseason grades, starting with their offense. Grades for defense, special teams and coaches will arrive Tuesday.