To say that the San Francisco 49ers season was an emotional rollercoaster is a drastic understatement. This season showed how bitch made football players’ legs can be. A torn ACL, a shattered ankle, and a broken foot later, the 49ers were given the short end of the stick for the majority of this season.
However, that isn’t to say there was plenty to be excited about. With the blockbuster trade for Christian McCaffrey and the rise of Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy, the 49ers looked like one of the biggest powerhouses in the NFL for the last part of the regular season. Along came the playoffs and after defeating their division rival, Seahawks, and long-time rival, the Cowboys, the 49er had a roadblock in the shape of an Eagle. Now, this is going to sound bias, because it is, if the 49ers had a healthy Brock Purdy for the full game, the outcome of that atrocity of a game would have so much different. Turns out he tore his UCL and will be having surgery. Making his come back into the game prove that he really does have that dog in him. But having Josh Johnson in at quarterback, who can barely catch a snap, was extremely demoralizing. I mean no disrespect by this, but when a man has been on 14 different NFL teams in 15 years and was playing in the XFL, I would probably just have CMC at wildcat for the rest of the game. At least it lets 49er fans feel like they still want to win the game.
This season came to a heartbreaking end. At the very beginning of the season, if someone told me that the season was going to play out as it did, I would’ve thought you were a mad man. That being said, fans have been through an absurd amount of emotional torture this year. More than any sports team has in decades. So I beg you, please reach out to 49er fans and reassure them that there is more to life than shattered ankles and torn UCLs. Reassure them that in 10 more years they will look back on this season and realize that this was the closest they got to a super bowl in their lifetime.