McKinnon says 49ers aiming to win Super Bowl this season
San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon said his team were eyeing the Super Bowl next season.
The San Francisco 49ers have lofty goals for 2018.
San Francisco finished last season with a 6-10 record, but they acquired Jimmy Garoppolo in early November and won their last five games with him at quarterback.
Running back Jerick McKinnon, who signed a four-year, $30million contract with the 49ers in March, said the team are focusing on reaching the Super Bowl this season.
"That's what the eyes are on," McKinnon said (via NFL.com). "That's the prize. That's the ultimate goal."
McKinnon said the team first discussed reaching the Super Bowl when 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan had them train with Navy SEALS in an offseason workout.
"They were asking us, 'What's the goal?'" McKinnon said. "It was equally collaborated on: 'Win the Super Bowl.'"
McKinnon, who spent the first four years of his career with the Vikings, rushed for 530 yards and three touchdowns last season. He is expected to be the 49ers' starting running back in 2018.
McKinnon said he is prepared for the ups and downs that occur throughout the year.
"That's just part of a 17-week NFL season," McKinnon said. "But at the end of it, you've just got to keep the eye on the prize, and that's the Super Bowl. So, whatever it is that happens, we have to stick together as a team to get to that common goal."