I’m not sure if the media is starting to buy into the San Francisco 49ers, or these are just people throwing site decorum at the wall and hoping it sticks so they can bring it up in six months like “I told you so!” NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said on Thursday morning that he believes that the Niners will make the biggest jump in wins of all the teams in the NFL.
5 Most Improved Teams (Biggest jump in wins this season)— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) July 18, 2019
You can look at this in a couple of different ways. The most logical approach is that the 49ers won four games in 2018, and among the teams in the NFL that went below .500 last year, they have the best chance to get to nine wins. To me, the teams that would give the 49ers a run for their money are the Jaguars and the Packers.
That tweet didn’t come out of anywhere. Jeremiah made an appearance on the “Joe, Lo and Dibs” show on 95.7 The Game on Thursday morning as well. He talked about Nick Bosa, the signing of Jason Verrett, and a little bit about the 49ers schedule.
He spoke highly of Bosa. Jeremiah believes the 49ers first-round pick will make an immediate impact; provided he stays healthy, of course:
“My focus would just be the number 16 because if he can [stay] healthy for 16 [games], he’s going to get double-digit sacks. I think that’s going to happen. To me, it’s just about him staying healthy.”
Double-digit sacks for a rookie is high praise. If Bosa has that type of success as a rookie, Jeremiah’s prediction will be correct.
As far as the schedule, Jeremiah called Tampa Bay a “scary team nobody is talking about.” Sure. Maybe later on once they have chemistry and have established their roles. Maybe. In Week 1? The 49ers need to win the game.
You can also hear Jeremiah talk about George Kittle, Kwon Alexander, Deebo Samuel, and much more. Check the rest out below.