Before the San Francisco 49ers took off for six weeks, cornerback Jason Verrett met with the media and talked about when he’ll be ready to play, why he chose the 49ers and more. That’s where the conversation started, with Verrett telling us about the teams plan with him and when he would practice.
“I feel like I’m going to be on track to be ready for training camp and the rest of the season. It’s always good to get mental reps. You can never know too much about the game, so I’ve definitely been enjoying it.”
You could sense how anxious Verrett was for training camp. He mentioned how tough it is not to overtrain. I asked Verrett about the similarities between what the 49ers do compared to his time with the Chargers:
Jason Verrett on the type of defense the 49ers run, & why he chose to sign with San Francisco pic.twitter.com/s5XEF6p5Li— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) June 14, 2019
He also talked about why he chose to sign with the Niners.
Verrett mentioned how he’s been watching Richard Sherman forever, so when I asked him who he models himself after, he said Asante Samuel, Aqib Talib, and Patrick Peterson. All fiesty guys who take the ball away, not unlike Verrett. Coincidentally enough, Sherman said this about Verrett last month:
“He’s a pest. He’s always there. He’s always close to the ball. Even when the receiver is making a catch, it’s really a tough, contested catch.”
Verrett is easy to root for. One thing he hasn’t lost is his confidence:
“The day I get on that football field, they’re definitely going to like what they see.”