3 injured players SF 49ers have missed most in 2020

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The SF 49ers have missed these three players the most in 2020

When fans and football historians look back at the SF 49ers and how the 2020 season unfolded, the one thing all will agree on is the team had a run with injuries so ridiculous that it might be considered the missing Biblical plague of Egypt.

Starter after starter would be cut down with malady after malady, and it got to the point that it would be worth investing in a witch doctor to perform a ceremony on the entire team to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again next season.

One thing is for certain, though: No team can dare hope to compete for the Super Bowl with the sheer number of injuries the Niners have been forced to stagger through in 2020.

Not all injuries are created equal, however, and some injuries are more impactful than others.

So with that out of the way, here are the three players the SF 49ers have missed most in 2020.

No. 1 SF 49ers injured player: Jimmy Garoppolo

Much can be said about his play in 2020, but the harsh truth of the matter is quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a vast upgrade to backups Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard.

When he’s playing, the team has had a much better chance of winning games. He has a willingness to take the game on, which can be harmful at times, but it’s been better than Mullens who hasn’t the arm strength to be a starter.

Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers is in the balance, but there’s no doubt a healthy Jimmy G would have given San Francisco at least more of a fighting chance in some of its losses this year.