How 49ers players keep busy during coronavirus quarantines

Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne #84 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne #84 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The San Francisco 49ers along with the rest of the NFL are continuing with business as normal… well, as normal as you can get under quarantine. With team facilities closed, players are looking to find other things to do with their free time.

49ers fans, I don’t know about you, but I am “bored in a house, in a house bored.”

I always want to go out and do something even though nothing is open. Maybe it’s the rebellious side of me? But every Sunday, I’ll go to the local Tim Horton’s to grab a drink and a doughnut. I know, I know. You’re yelling at your screen for me to stay inside! But I social distance, use tap to pay and sanitize everything before I enjoy the Canadian goodness.

Something we are all using more often now is social media. Fans are tweeting out their football memories, some teams are releasing new uniforms and players are just trying their best to stay sane, just like us.

Team facilities are shut down across the league, which gives the players who usually use this time to start preparations for next year, a chance to do something different.

So what are some of the 49ers up to during this unprecedented time? I did some investigating on a few of your favorite players to see what they were up to.

One of the most active on Twitter is wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. The wide receiver is always in the weight room or on some sort of field working on his routes. Bourne also just recently joined the app TikTok.

Here’s his first video:

The 49ers and their mascot Sourdough Sam are also on the newest social media app.

“The People’s Tight End,” George Kittle, is living his best life with his wife, Claire. They recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and shared their day with fans on Instagram:

The Kittles also celebrated George’s half-birthday, because why not?!

Happy half birthday, George!

During this quarantine period, many of us are still trying to figure out how to entertain ourselves. Wide receiver Dante Pettis decided he’d occupy his free time with a 1,000-piece Disney puzzle:

You can check out the final product here. Pettis a big Disney fan, so it’s no surprise he tackled this puzzle in what seems to be a few hours.

Kicker Robbie Gould was looking forward to the MLB season. However, due to many states being on a strict stay-at-home order and for the safety of everyone, baseball decided to delay their first pitch. Gould is a Chicago Cubs fan and, like many, waits in anticipation for the season to begin.

For the time being, he’s continuing to work out and even got a little creative when it came to practicing his field-goal kicking:

There’s a strong chance he now finishes his career with his best stats ever after watching this video!

Cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t have to leave his house to receive a tremendous honor. It was recently announced he was one of four San Francisco 49ers to be named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s. He joins fellow teammate, offensive lineman Joe Staley, and two former 49er legends in running back Frank Gore and linebacker Patrick Willis on the list.

But the often outspoken Sherman decided to dip into the debate on Harry Potter being the greatest movie franchise:

With the amount of wizardry and magic he does on the field, it’s no surprise he’s a fan of the franchise. But this leads to a bigger question: which house would he belong to?

Slytherin has to be the correct answer.

Finally, linebacker Kwon Alexander is keeping things… wait for it. Legendary. Alexander is in Portland, Oregon continuing his offseason workouts:

Looking at his quick feet and soft hands, it’s going to be fun seeing Alexander lead the San Francisco defense back on the field, hopefully in 2020.

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It seems like the 49ers are keeping themselves busy during this unique time we’re in. Just remember, we have the NFL Draft coming up on April 23, and if all goes well the season will be here in no time.

Stay safe!