The 49ers bid farewell to the 2020 season Sunday in Arizona, kindly gifting Washington with a victory which kept them in first place in the NFC East. Nick Mullens was the most generous giver, tossing a pick six and dribbling a fumble six.
Not sure about you guys, but I’ve seen enough of Mullens, quite frankly. He’s the same guy he was in 2017, 2018, and now again in 2020. A QB who does just enough nice things to whet your appetite, but mostly comes out on the short end of the scoreboard at the end of the day.
There has to be a reason CJ Beathard never gets to play and there are only two choices: CJ is even more awful than Mullens or he’s being kept under wraps to kill his free agency appeal so he can come back next year and replace Mullens in the awful backup role.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Niner game without the usual assortment of injuries occurring, and this game was no different. In fact, Deebo Samuel got the ball rolling right off the bat on the first play of the game by roaring downfield for a nine yard gain and then limping to the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Thanks, Deebo. Great job.
The only guy who seems to be motoring along oblivious to the injury bug and ineptitude around him is Brandon Aiyuk. He had another quietly great game with 10 receptions for 119 yards. A stat that is becoming common place for him. Bullit can correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think we’ve had a 1,000 yard receiver in Ninerville for quite some time. Aiyuk has an outside chance to get there this year, but he’ll most likely become a regular next year and in the years to come.
Other than that, a wasted year for the 49ers, with a challenging offseason and uncertain future coming up in 2021. As for 2020, fuck you and the horse you rode in on.