The San Francisco 49ers held their "2017 State of the Franchise" event on Wednesday night. It gave season ticket holders the opportunity to hear numerous representatives from the team answer questions from moderators Kate Scott and Tim Ryan, as well as submitted questions from the fanbase. The two-hour town hall style event took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center and was streamed live from the 49ers' official website, app, Facebook page, and Twitter.

The 49ers representatives included the following from the front office and management:

  • CEO Jed York
  • General manager John Lynch
  • President Al Guido
  • Chief strategy officer and executive VP of football operations Paraag Marathe

The 49ers coaching staff on stage included:

  • Head coach Kyle Shanahan
  • Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh
  • Special teams coordinator Richard Hightower

The following 49ers offseason free agent acquisitions took part:

  • Quarterback Brian Hoyer
  • Wide receiver Pierre Garçon

The following 49ers rookies were on stage:

  • Linebacker Reuben Foster
  • Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon
  • Quarterback C.J. Beathard
  • Running back Joe Williams

Other current 49ers players who took part in the event included the following:

  • Offensive tackle Joe Staley
  • Linebacker NaVorro Bowman

You can watch the entire event via the video below, which was posted on the 49ers' official Facebook page.



The last time the 49ers held a "State of the Franchise" event was at the beginning of the Mike Singletary head coaching era.

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