When you watch a team long enough, you get attached to them and the players. It’s easy to get attached to a team that has a bunch of good players. This is the case for the San Francisco 49ers. I’m not sure fans are aware of how many quality players are on the roster. There’s a reason over 75% of us believe the Niners will win between 11-13 games, and it isn’t due to a last-place schedule. Do you know what Pete Carroll would do to get his hands on two of the 49ers pass rushers? Dante Pettis would start for the Rams. Some believe he’s in jeopardy of making San Francisco’s roster. Arizona would kill to have a second cornerback as talented as Ahkello Witherspoon.
Across the board, the talent is everywhere on the 49ers roster. We all have our favorites. It’s easy to fall for young players that have instant success, like Nick Bosa, Deebo Samuel, and Dre Greenlaw. It doesn’t take much to root for superstars like George Kittle or Richard Sherman. Unless you watch a team with a turnover machine, most fans love their quarterback. There’s no reason to mention you support Jimmy Garoppolo. If you don’t like Jimmy, you probably never did.
Which brings us to the question, which non “star” on the 49ers do you blindly support? We all have one or two. If Deebo dropped a pass, it’s easy to forgive him because we know Samuel is a playmaker, despite being second in the league in drops. When Dante Pettis makes a mistake, the pitchforks come out, and some fans don’t want him to get on the plane home. We all have our biases. By now, you know my answers are Daniel Brunskill, arguably the best right guard in the NFL, along with Emmanuel Moseley, who played like a first-round rookie cornerback. Because those two were undrafted free agents, fans are hesitant to give them credit. That’s what I’ve seen, anyway. He’s not a star yet, but it’s going to be tough not to “stan” for Fred Warner. I don’t care if he misses three tackles a game if Warner continues to cover the way he did in 2019.
Who are you picking?