You heard it from Brandon Marshall first: the San Francisco 49ers will be in next year's Super Bowl.
One man who looked at the 49ers' 2011 schedule and wasn't intimidated was the Miami Dolphins' wide receiver.
In a tweet Tuesday night, Marshall not only predicted that the NFL will end its lockout and have a 2011 season but he had a vision that the 49ers will play in the big game.
“Rt it.. Blog it.. Hate it.. Criticize it.. Dolphins and 49ers in Super Bowl XLVI,” he tweeted.
Those are strong words considering neither team has a starting quarterback and can't trade for one.
Especially strong considering the 49ers have a new coach and a new system that many predict has them falling further behind every other team in the league the longer the labor impasse goes on.
But in an off season of uncertainty, 49ers' fans are bound to appreciate any glimmer of hope, even if it be from an unlikely source.