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The San Francisco 49ers are ranked 7th among all NFL clubs in our team guide. The responses for the team were positive in all but one section: the training room, a crucial area for players to rehab and recover. The tubs and rehab pool are viewed as small and there are a lack of tables and space in the training room itself.

Jed York ranked 7th among team owners for his willingness invest money into upgrading their facilities, so there is a belief that investment will be made to ensure these areas are upgraded to meet the high standards set by the rest of the facilities.

Breakdown of Key Categories

Treatment of Families

Tied for 5th

Support of Players' Families: Ranked 6th

  • They offer daycare
  • They are one of 14 teams that do not offer a family room

Post-Game Gathering Area: Ranked 1st

Food Service / Nutrition


Quality of food: Ranked 5th

  • All three meals provided

94% of players feel there is enough room in the cafeteria.

Weight Room


Players feel like they have a very nice weight room to work out in

  • 100% feel they have enough strength coaches

Strength Coaches


Players feel that the strength coaches add significantly to their success

  • 95% of players believe they receive an individual plan (Ranked 16th)

Training Room


A significant number of players feel that it is small and needs more tables.


  • 89% feel they have enough ATCs
  • 86% feel they have enough PTs

Steam Room/Sauna

  • There is a steam room (91% feel it is big enough)
  • There is a sauna (92% feel it is big enough)


  • 54% of players feel they have enough hot tub space (Ranked 26th)
  • 58% of players feel they have enough cold tub space (Ranked 26th)

Training Staff

  • When asked about the “training staff adding to their success,” the 49ers tied for 15th in the NFL. Tied for 15th sounds average, but that is because most teams rated their training staff positively. The 49ers players gave overall high marks to the training staff, which is why the overall grade is still high.

Locker Room


The players see the locker room as a functional space, which could be upgraded but is seen as better than most other teams’ across the league

  • 91% of players feel like they have enough space (Ranked 17th)

Team Travel

  • 93% of players feel like they have enough room to spread out
  • No roommates
  • Very few first-class seats made available for players

During the last two years, the Board of Representatives has discussed ways to improve the information available to free agents making decisions about their prospective Clubs and decided to pursue the development of “Club Report Cards” that, while not a scientific survey, would report the quantitative and qualitative opinions of NFL players about their respective Clubs.

In connection with that goal, questions were sent to every player on the 2022 team rosters asking them their opinions about their Club’s facilities, certain Club personnel/coaches, and other work-related categories, such as Club’s treatment of families and team travel (players were not asked questions about any Club other than their 2022 employer). As a result of the confidential questionnaire, 1,300 players responded. There then was a qualitative follow up by the union, which resulted in the following “report card.”

The questions called for both quantitative and qualitative answers; for example: “Grade your weight room with 1 reflecting best rating, 5 reflecting lowest rating” and “What would you change about your weight room?” The numerical ratings for each sub-category of questions were tallied and averaged. The questionnaire also sought to elicit the opinion of players on some issues that have a direct impact on the quality of life for NFL players. These qualitative responses, which are inherently subjective, were reviewed and evaluated by the union and then factored into providing an overall rating that was intended to reflect player opinions.

Based upon all of this information, the rankings from Club to Club were determined by comparing how each Club graded in each category.

Finally, the Club Report Card includes an overview, which is a summary of the players’ responses and opinions about the Club workplace and specifically about how players perceived Clubs’ commitment to workplace issues.