LB Kwon Alexander (pectoral)
RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder)
S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs)
That’s it. Those three were listed as limited participants all week but participated in full on Friday. Tartt told the media Thursday that there is still pain he’s dealing with in his ribs, but the tolerance is much better. That’s the benefit of a week off. Also, it’s the Super Bowl. Good look getting an athlete sitting out. When Tartt has been on the field, the 49ers passing defense has been off the charts. According to Next Gen Stats, the 49ers allowed quarterbacks to have a passer rating 68.2 points higher with Tartt off the field on passes ten or more yards in the air. The defenses completion percentage went up 20 percentage points, and completion percentage over expectation was -13.3 with Tartt, and +8.2 without Tartt. The defense was night and day without Tartt on the field. The 49ers defense allowed 18 passing plays of 20+ yards when Tartt was on the field during the first 13 weeks. That was comfortably the best in the league. Tartt and Ward were quietly one of the best safety duos in the league this year.
Kyle Shanahan to pool reporter @JennyVrentas on running back Tevin Coleman, who practiced in full today:— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) January 31, 2020
“He’s worked his tail off to get healthy. He’s good to go. He’s confident.”
For the Chiefs, Chris Jones and Travis Kelce were full participants as well. Both teams are healthy and good to go, which should make for a thrilling Sunday.