The San Francisco 49ers pulled off a 27-17 win over the Chiefs to start the 2017 NFL preseason. Niner Noise takes a look at who’s stock is up and down after this ugly and messy contest?
A strong fourth-quarter effort from the majority of San Francisco 49ers backups and role players handed head coach Kyle Shanahan a 27-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to kick off both teams’ preseason campaigns.
Overall, the game was messy. San Francisco was penalized 17 times for 131 yards. First-team units struggled early on, and there are a number of remaining issues yet to be addressed.
The good news, though, is these games don’t count. Unless you’re a player trying to climb the depth chart or even land a spot on the 53-man roster once it’s formed.
For these reasons, exhibition games are important. And it’s worth taking inventory on 49ers players who saw their stock either rise or fall.
In this slideshow, we’ll look at both players and units from both sides of the equation.
Starting off with San Francisco’s presumed No. 1 cornerback, Rashard Robinson, who didn’t exactly have the best start to the contest.