That sure seems to be what happened to them last year only they were 2-14 down the stretch. THen they got perhaps the most impactful edge guy as a bonus.
They'd probably be more like 7-9 with JB, when teams realzed that there was absolutely no passing threat whatsoever.
Everyone keeps going on about the 49'ers and how they have built their team. Where were these people last year when the 49'ers were 4-12 and had the 2nd pick in the draft? You weren't wanting to be like San Francisco then. Why was San Fran 4-12 last year? Because they lost their starting QB! This year we went 7-9 and we lost our 1 week before the season started. So maybe things aren't quite as bad as people are making it out to be!
Last 10 games last year. Luck 2801 23 TDs
Last 10 games this year. Garrapolo 2664 21 TDs
Reich was trying to build the exact same kind of offense. Game manager doesn't mean the QB sucks. JB is a game manager who sucks.