The 49ers are the 10th most valuable NFL franchise, while the Raiders are currently the least valuable in the league, according to Forbes' annual report.
In 2012, the 49ers clocked in at $1.18 billion dollars, the ninth highest valuation in the NFL.
While the scarlet and gold slipped to No. 10 in this year's rankings, Yed York's franchise increased its value by $40 million to $1.22 billion.
San Francisco is coming off back-to-back trips to the NFC Championship Game, including a trip to Super Bowl XLVII last season, and secured a 20-year, $220 million naming-rights agreement with Levi Strauss & Co. for the team's new stadium.
The 49ers weren't the only Bay Area NFL franchise to see their overall valuation increase by $40 million. The Raiders, who clocked in at 30th last season at $785 million, dropped to 32nd but are now worth (according to Forbes) $825 million.
If Mark Davis' franchise is able to secure a new stadium, its value is sure to rise.
The 49ers have a visit scheduled with the presumptive top pick in the upcoming draft.
The 49ers, owners of the No. 2 overall selection, will visit with Texas A&M pass-rusher Myles Garrett, he told reporters Thursday at this pro day, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Garrett said he has upcoming visits with the 49ers and Chicago Bears.
Each NFL team is allowed to bring in 30 draft-eligible prospects from outside their area. The 49ers have their list of 30 prospects already finalized, 49ers general manager John Lynch said.
In addition, teams can visit with an unlimited number of local prospects. The 49ers’ local pro day -- featuring athletes from Stanford, Cal, San Jose State and prospects from the Bay Area who played college football elsewhere – is scheduled for April 12 in Santa Clara.
The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick, and coach Hue Jackson ruled out the possibility of the team trading that selection for a quarterback. Garrett is considered the overwhelming favorite to be chosen with the No. 1 overall.
"We're getting closer to it but the draft is the 27th (of April),'' Jackson said at the NFL owners meetings. "I think it's a little soon to really say it's this guy or that guy.”
Garrett (6 foot 4, 272 pounds) recorded 31 sacks and 47 tackles for loss during his three-year college career.
Among the players the 49ers first targeted for their rebuilding project is a wide receiver who has nine years of NFL experience and turns 31 early in training camp.
Coach Kyle Shanahan pinpointed Pierre Garçon to be his top addition at wide receiver. Garçon is coming off the second 1,000-yard season of his career. His career-best output came was his 113-catch, 1,346-yard season in 2014 with Shanahan as Washington's offensive coordinator.
“I’ve always loved Pierre just because of how angry he plays,” Shanahan said at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. “He gives you his all. He plays extremely aggressive. The best leaders are the guys who lead by example. Pierre’s not going to say much, but you know he’s going to go out there and fight every single play no matter what the situation is, whether it’s run or pass. That elevates everyone around him.”
Within the first two days of free agency, the 49ers signed Garçon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson. The 49ers had earlier signed slot receiver Jeremy Kerley to an extension, while not pursuing Quinton Patton, who signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets.
“You go into free agency and you study all the free agents who are available and then you stack them and see who can help you team the most,” Shanahan said. “Pierre was at the top of that list. Also knowing him made me feel better about that because you know exactly what you’re getting.
“But it all starts with the tape. It was very encouraging to turn on the tape and watch the level Pierre is still playing at. When you see that on tape and you also know the type the guy. I was very excited to get him.”