San Francisco is 4-10 and on the way to a last-place finish in the NFC West, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of 49ers-related topics to discuss as the season winds down. Earlier today, we passed along some notes on Jarryd Hayne, Trent Baalke, and the Niners’ offensive line. Let’s round up a few more items now….
- Asked today is he wants to return to the 49ers next season, wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he “definitely” would like to be back, tweets Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Boldin indicated in November that he’s not considering retirement, so it’s no surprise that he wants to continue playing — but if he’s going to do so in San Francisco, he’ll have to sign a new contract, since his current deal voids this offseason.
- Veteran offensive tackle Anthony Davis announced earlier this year that he’d be stepping away from football for at least a season, but it sounds like he has interest in making a comeback with the Niners in 2016. Still, as Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com details, head coach Jim Tomsula isn’t ready to address that topic yet, telling reporters that he hasn’t been in contact with Davis and won’t consider the tackle’s situation until after the season.
- Of course, it’s not a lock yet that Tomsula will even keep his job as the 49ers’ head coach beyond this season. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News explores some potential coaches that could be candidates to replace Tomsula if the club decides to part ways with him.