San Francisco 49ers: Sneeking Inside the Red and Gold Training Camp
The San Francisco 49ers will be a very interesting team to keep an eye for the 2019 NFL season. Kyle Shanahan will be entering his third season as head coach. They have to show strides of improvement this season and some people expect them to make the playoffs.
It is all going to depend on the health of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, as he will be the starting quarterback. Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs last season. The 49ers hope he returns to his old self. San Francisco finished with a 4-12 record last season.
During the middle of last season, backup quarterback C.J. Beathard got injured and Nick Mullens started for him. Mullens actually looked very good. He actually led them to three wins last season. Nick Mullens will be the backup quarterback this season because of it.
Beathard will most likely make the roster as the third quarterback, but rookie Wilton Speight could steal that spot.
San Francisco will most likely use a running back by committee system. Tevin Coleman and Matt Brieda will be the top two running backs on the roster.
Running back Jerrick McKinnon is on the PUP list right now. He will be used a lot on the field once he is healthy.
Kyle Juszczyk will be the starting fullback.
The wide receiving core could be one of the best in the league this season. Jordan Matthews, Dante Pettis, and rookie Deebo Samuel will be the top three wide receivers on the roster. Samuel will be an interesting player to watch during training camp anyways.
Rookie Jalen Hurd, Marquise Goodwin, and Trent Taylor will be the other three wide receivers that make the roster. Kendrick Bourne, Maxwell McCaffrey, Richie James, and rookies Malik Henry, and Shawn Poindexter will look to make a name for themselves during training camp.
George Kittle will be the starting tight end and he is one the best tight ends in the league. Kittle actually finished with the most receiving yards for a tight end last season with 1,377.
Levine Toilolo will be the second tight end. Niles Paul will most likely be the third tight end. Ross Dwelley and rookies Kaden Smith and Tyree Smith will look to make a name for themselves during training camp. Tight end Garrett Celek is currently on the PUP list and he will be on the roster when Celek is taken off of it.
Joe Staley will be the starting left tackle and Laken Tomlinson will be the starting left guard. Weston Richburg is currently on the PUP list. He will be the starting center once he is removed from it. At the moment right now, Wesley Johnson will most likely be the starting center.
Mike Person will be the starting right guard and Mike McGlinchey will be the starting right tackle. Shon Coleman, Ben Garland, and Josh Garnett will be some of the key backup offensive linemen on the roster. Coleman is very versatile.
Najee Toran, Dillon Day, Willie Beavers, Christian DiLaruo, Daniel Brunskill, and rookies Ross Reynolds, and Justin Skule will look to make a name for themselves on the offensive line during training camp.
The San Francisco 49ers play a 4-3 defensive scheme and they upgraded on the defensive side of the ball during the offseason.
Nick Bosa and Dee Ford will be the starting defensive ends. Bosa was the second overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and Ford was acquired in a trade and he played for the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
Mark Nzeocha, David Mayo, and LaRoy Reynolds will be the backup linebackers. Elijah Lee and rookies Dre Greenlaw and Azeez Al-Shaair will be some names to keep an eye on during training camp at the linebacker position.
Defensive back Jimmie Ward is currently on the PUP list and he will be on the roster once Ward is taken off of it. K’Waun Williams, Jason Verrett, and Tarvarius Moore will be the other three cornerbacks on the roster in the meantime. Rookie Tim Harris, Greg Mabin, and Emmanuel Moseley will look to make a name for themselves as well during training camp.
Adrian Colbert and Jaquisi Tartt will be the starting safeties. D.J. Reed and Antone Exum will be the backup safeties. Tyree Robinson, Marcell Harris, Donate Johnson, and rookie Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles will be interesting names to keep an eye on during training camp.
Richie James will be the primary kick off and punt returner. Dante Pettis and D.J. Reed will also see some time at punt return. Reed will also see some time at kick off returner.
The San Francisco 49ers already began training camp on Saturday, July 27. A lot of people within the organization believe they be something special this season. San Francisco will begin preseason play on Saturday, August 10 against the Dallas Cowboys at home.
Finally, the 49ers will begin the season on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 8.
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