Ranking the 49ers 10 biggest disappointments of 2019

Dante Pettis #18 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Jason Verrett, Chargers
Cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

No. 9: Cornerback Jason Verrett

Veteran cornerback Jason Verrett is on this list as a disappointment, although he’s much less of one simply due to the fact the 49ers weren’t exactly heavily invested in him. If anything, the Niners were offering him a one-year “prove it” deal to see if he could overcome the rash of injuries he’s suffered over the course of his pro career.

And he simply wasn’t able to.

Verrett, a 2015 Pro Bowler, appeared in just five regular-season games from 2016 onward before signing with San Francisco during the offseason. He suffered more injury setbacks during training camp, and his awfully limited field time in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers yielded poor results.

The 49ers subsequently placed him back on injured reserve with a knee injury, although leaving the door open for a possible return.

With No. 1 cornerback Richard Sherman sidelined with a hamstring injury late in the year, one would have thought Verrett would get a second chance. But with San Francisco re-signing depth corner Dontae Johnson instead, it seems as if Verrett’s chance with the Niners has expired.