49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan recalled being impressed by Jarrett Stidham during the 2019 Senior Bowl, saying something along the lines that he loved the way Stidham threw the football and wasn’t surprised the Patriots went after the former Auburn Tigers quarterback.
Fast forward a few seasons, and Stidham makes his first career NFL start against the stingiest defense in the NFL. Nick Bosa will look to record a sack for the third straight game and ad to his league-high of 17.5.
Something to keep an eye on will be how much the 49ers starters play. If San Francisco gets out to an early lead, we could see the majority of backups finish the game.