The 49ers offense outscored the Washington offense 15-6, but the 49ers offense gave Washington 17 points courtesy of two defensive TDs and a Wilson fumble. Rookie #2 pick Chase Young lived up to his name chasing Nick Mullens all over the place, batting down passes, causing fumbles and scoring a touchdown.
For al the suck that is Nick Mullens, he’s an undrafted backup QB. More troublesome is our 2018 #1 pick Mike McGlinchey getting absolutely schooled again and again in pass protection. He has not had a good season, and the entire line is battling injury and all, but it isn’t doing much. Trent Williams is not living up to the hype, and the interior line is a mess. We’ve had four centers, and our nominal starter has been hurt most of his time here.
So, that’s a concern going into the offseason since we have played ourselves out of the postseason. Also of course is the quarterback spot. Jimmy G would be best served just waiting till next year. Along with George Kittle. No need to put them in harm’s way until the games matter. Which will be next September.
And the cornerback position as well. Sherman, Moseley, Verrett, Williams, Taylor, Witherspoon, Johnson, and every other corner’s contract is up. Sherman, and Witherspoon are guaranteed gone, Verrett will likely have played so well, we won’t be able to afford him, Johnson sucks, Moseley they should keep, Williams as well.
But this is a spot we should have addressed last draft as the CB class was deep. THe draft is going to be very important as we have a lot of players coming off the books (Ford, Sherman, Witherspoon, McKinnon, Coleman, to name the higher-priced guys) but we will have little cap room. The draft is very important.
Play out the string. Ret the starters. No Jimmy, no Kittle, hope Zach Wilson is there. I can’t see us trading up, but we may forego the 2022 draft to get a QB this season.