We’ve already talked about the fact that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor had a career day against the Chicago Bears despite playing through a debilitating flu. And then, Taylor himself gave details about the sickness following the game.
But the wider NFL media has taken notice as well, as evidenced by the “Underappreciated Storylines” feature on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. I’m not familiar with the program myself, but it seems fairly obvious what they’re going for: some kind of overlooked storyline from the week of football to talk about.
Taylor caught six passes on six targets for 92 yards, a career best, despite having a fever of 102 degrees and flu symptoms prior to the game on Sunday. Taylor said he was vomiting all night and got very little rest going into the game, but he wound up being a very dependable target for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
It’s a good, short segment that tells the full story and gives some background on Taylor’s journey to the NFL. They talk about his size and the unheralded nature of his play, and have a pretty great comparison to another Chicago flu game near the end, but I won’t spoil that.
Give the segment a listen right over at this link.