SF 49ers Tight Ends
George Kittle, Jordan Reed, Ross Dwelley, Charlie Woerner
One of the bigger questions Kyle Shanahan faced would be whether or not he kept four tight ends on the roster like he did for much of 2019.
Turns out, he did. And this essentially guaranteed the Niners would be able to keep their rookie tight end, Charlie Woerner, whose run-blocking prowess in jumbo formations will alleviate the loss of veteran tight end Levine Toilolo in free agency during the offseason.
Woerner isn’t much of a pass-catcher, though, yet the other two reserve tight ends, Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley, are known for their prowess here.
Reed, who missed all of 2019 and has a lengthy injury history, impressed late in training camp and figures to be a dynamic partner for the first-team All-Pro, George Kittle, who remains San Francisco’s best offensive weapon.
Few teams are defensively equipped to handle two tight ends who have excellent pass-catching abilities, and that’s what the SF 49ers now boast.
As long as they both remain healthy, of course.
Tight end could end up being the Niners’ best offensive grouping over the course of 2020 if health doesn’t wind up being a negative factor.