The SF 49ers’ first game of the 2020 NFL season is this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Here are five players to watch during the game.
It is finally here. After one of the craziest offseasons in NFL history, the 2020 NFL season is about to begin, and with it begins the SF 49ers‘ revenge tour.
The first stop on the revenge tour is this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
This NFL offseason has been one of the most unusual offseason of all time due to changes caused by COVID-19. Perhaps the biggest change was the removal of the preseason, the four “meaningless” games played before the start of the regular season.
Although many in the NFL say the preseason is useless, it serves at least one definitive purpose: It allows us to see players before the season. After months of offseason speculation, the preseason allows fans to watch new or improved players and see if they hype coming from training camp is true or not.
This year, fans have not had the opportunity. The only word we have on whether a rookie is playing well, if a player is fully recovered from an injury, or countless other scenarios come from second- or even third-hand accounts out of training camp. Because of that, there are many important things for SF 49ers fans to keep their eyes out for this Sunday, as it is the first time we will get to see many of these players after the offseason.
So, here are five players to keep an eye on as they step onto the field this Sunday, in no particular order.