Gerry struggled mightily with Philadelphia this past season. So much so that he was phased out of the rotation after entering the season as the starter. Gerry, a former safety in college, would often find himself on the wrong end of a mismatch. Per Sports Info Solutions, Gerry allowed 14 catches on 17 targets for 170 yards.
If you’re looking for positives, Gerry generated pressure on 37.5% of his pass rushes last season, including one sack and four QB hits. He’d likely serve as a special teamer for the Niners, or maybe even a SAM linebacker on base downs.
Gerry was much better in 2019 with the Eagles. His downfall that season was tackling, as Gerry had a broken tackle percentage of 18.9%. For reference, Dre Greenlaw’s broken tackle percentage was 10.5% this past year, and Fred Warner’s was 7.4%.
I took this as the 49ers staying athletic at the second-level and ensuring they have speed on special teams.