If the San Francisco 49ers hope to return to the Super Bowl and take the next step by winning it, they should sign Mike Wallace in free agency. The fleet-footed Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is the dynamic deep threat the 49ers need.
With youngster Colin Kaepernick now firmly installed at quarterback, the 49ers must expand their offense to suit Kaepernick's skills. The first priority for head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, should be improving the vertical pass attack.
Adding Wallace is the best method for doing that. Despite his troubles in the Steel City, Wallace is a premier game-breaking weapon. Few receivers in football can match his ability to use straight-line speed to stretch a defense.
The 49ers have already experienced what having a true deep threat can do for their offense. Veteran Randy Moss may have not been a prolific performer in 2012. However, his mere presence expanded the 49ers big play potential and created openings for others.