San Francisco 49ers: 5 players who could be first-team All-Pros in 2020

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Richard Sherman, 49ers
Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

No. 3: 49ers Cornerback Richard Sherman

Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman’s Hall of Fame-caliber career could go in one of a number of different directions in 2020.

First, there’s his age to consider. He recently turned 32 years old, and some may argue he lost a step, which was evidenced a bit during the 49ers’ fourth-quarter meltdown against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

At the same time, however, Sherman was one of the NFL’s top-producing defensive backs last season, even being recognized by Pro Football Focus as the No. 1 cornerback in the league over the course of the 2019 regular season.

Sherman’s 2019 campaign was indicative of the heyday years he put forth during his time with the Seahawks, picking off three interceptions and recording 11 pass breakups. And those efforts helped him receive his fifth Pro Bowl nod.

The only thing missing was a first-team All-Pro selection.

But being a second teamer in this category surely helps reinforce the idea another excellent campaign from the veteran could wind up sealing his third first-team All-Pro nod.

The name recognition is there. So is the star power. All that’s left is for Sherman to get voted in as such.