There is speculation the No 8 jersey could go to one of the best defensive players in the game, Aaron Donald, or defensive end Derek Wolfe.
The No.8 jersey has been worn by three different players in their careers.
The 49ers have only three players in that position with only the two other being defensive ends, Eric Reid and Michael Wilhoite.
If the No 7 jersey were to be retired, that could give the 49ers a chance to give it a little bit of a shakeup.
I’d love to see it go to Eric Reid, who is probably the best player on the 49er defense and the best all-around defensive player in the NFL.
Eric Reid is the best defender in the league.
It could be that Wolfe, who has been playing with the No 5 jersey since 2014, might be more likely to get it.
Wolfe is the 49s best defensive player, which means it’s not just about playing well against the best teams.
Wolfe was a defensive tackle for a while before being converted to a defensive end and a starter in 2015.
Wolfe, though, has not played a down since his rookie season.
The 49ers could use a new player in their defensive line room.
Wolfe has played some outside linebacker and he could slide in there if he needs a new position.
It’s a possibility, though.