The San Francisco 49ers pulled out a come-from-behind 15-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Friday evening, and it was capped by B.J. Daniels 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Chuck Jacobs. The video above features a great camera angle from the back of the end zone, on the side where Jacobs caught the ball.
Chuck Jacobs has quietly put together a nice preseason. He had 25 snaps against the Broncos, and caught two passes for 27 yards. Against the Chiefs, he had 20 snaps, and caught another two passes for 28 yards and that game-winning touchdown. Daniels placed the ball just about perfectly, and Jacobs did a great job keeping an eye on the pass as he made his way into the end zone.
Jacobs is in a tough position competition at wide receiver, with 11 receivers competing for five or six spots. Anquan Boldin, Kyle Williams and Quinton Patton will take up three of those spots, and I remain convinced A.J. Jenkins will occupy a fourth spot. That leaves one or two spots for Jacobs, Marlon Moore, Kassim Osgood, Austin Collie, Ricaro Lockette, Chad Hall and Lavelle Hawkins.
It's a tough spot for Jacobs, but given the open competition that seems to be going on, an impressive performance next week against the Vikings could get him further in the picture. At the very least, he could end up on the practice squad. We'll see how he handles the numbers game as roster cuts approach.