Stock Down: Center Weston Richburg
Despite the win, San Francisco’s offensive line wasn’t totally at its best in Week 15.
One of the chief shortcomings was the play from center Weston Richburg who, according to Pro Football Focus, surrendered a sack, two pressures and committed one penalty during the game en route to a lowly 42.4 overall game grade.
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To date, PFF is giving Richburg a 53.0 overall grade on the year, which ranks 30th out of 37 qualifying centers through Week 15. Considering the Niners dished out a five-year, $47.5 million contract last offseason, one can raise some questions whether or not that money has been well spent.
In fairness to Richburg, he has been hobbled by a knee injury for most of the year and regularly appears on San Francisco’s weekly injury report.
Still, Richburg hasn’t quite been the impact O-linemen for which the 49ers had hoped when they inked him.
A strong finish over the Niners’ final two games of 2018 should alleviate some of the concerns, however, so let’s see how Richburg finishes up before passing final judgment on his efforts this year.
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